It's the Fisker Karma we've always wanted, i.e. one without a hybrid powertrain.
As Fisker works to get production of the Karma up and running again thanks to its new Chinese owners, we’ve been wondering about the status of the VL Destino. In case you'd forgotten, the Destino was a pet project by former GM Vice President of Product Bob Lutz, who loved the look of the Karma but wasn’t a fan of its powertrain. Having retired from GM, the true car guy started a new company which will swap out the Karma’s hybrid powertrain in favor of the C6 Corvette ZR1’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8.
How do ya like them apples? Only thing is, we haven’t heard any sort of production progress update in some time. Fortunately things are all good. Turns out VL Automotive has been sold to an automotive startup called WM GreenTech (WM GTA) automotive. Don’t let the name fool you as it plans to launch several brands. The Destino will be sold under its performance brand called WM. GTA will sell an electric car. And, for the record, WM GTA is all-American. It’s headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with an engineering division in Detroit. The production facility is in Mississippi. Destino prototypes, with the new WM badge, have recently been spotted testing in the US.