Fisker Production Starting Again - Now With V8s

Industry News

Call it the Bob Lutz effect.

Just days ago it was announced that China’s Wanxiang Group placed the top bid to become Fisker’s new owner. But before everyone gets annoyed about the fact that a Chinese company has bought the remains of what was an American start-up, there’s some good news to consider first. Wanxiang is planning to team up with former GM product czar Bob Lutz, perhaps the ultimate car guy executive.

If you recall, Lutz, in his post GM retirement career, started a new automaker called VL Automotive. These are the guys who’ve been buying up unsold Karmas and swapping out their hybrids systems for a supercharged Corvette ZR-1 V8. It’s basically Lutz’s way of calling former Fisker investor Leonardo DiCaprio an environmental panzy. Lutz renamed the newly V8-powered sedan the Destino. Wanxiang, however, has pledged not to completely abandon the hybrid plug-in Karma, and will produce it and the Destino together. At the same time, it’ll continue work on future cars that’ll combine battery power with gasoline engines. Production will take place in Finland and the US.

You Might Also Like
Speaking Of Auto Tariffs, Here Are 6 Cars In Trump's Private Collection
Speaking Of Auto Tariffs, Here Are 6 Cars In Trump's Private Collection
10 Amazing Paint To Sample Porsche 911 GT2 RS Colors
10 Amazing Paint To Sample Porsche 911 GT2 RS Colors
Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$118,900

Related Reviews

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 First Look Review: C7 Gets Spectacular Send Off
First Look
26
2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 First Look Review: C7 Gets Spectacular Send Off