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The VLF Force 1 Is The Balls-To-The-Walls Supercar The World Needs

This is the car Darth Vader would drive.

Forget about the soft, V8-powered Fisker Karma that VLF Automotive just introduced at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show because this is the balls-to-the-walls supercar that you want—the VLF Force 1. If Darth Vader had to drive a car, this monstrous beast would be it. The Force 1 is a two-seat, carbon fiber-bodied supercar that puts performance above all else. As you can probably tell it is based off of a Dodge Viper and boasts a 8.4-liter V10 that’s good for 745 horsepower and 638 lb-ft of torque. Yup, this beast sounds like a dream come true.

The company took the already angry-looking Viper, gave it an even crazier appearance and made changes to the camshaft, headers and suspension for more power and an even better ride. Thanks to the Force 1’s beastly V10, zero to 60 mph happens in a scant three seconds and its top speed is 218 mph. For those thinking that this is just a modified Viper, let the record show that the Force 1 is faster and better looking than the pedestrian Viper. According to VLF, the Force 1 will have a much better ride than the Viper, since the brand used the Chevrolet Corvette as a benchmark for ride quality. To do this, VLF used high-tech fancy adaptive damping electronics that also help the 3,395 pound supercar corner at up to 1.3Gs.

All 745 hp and 638 lb-ft of torque can be put down through a six-speed manual transmission or a more conventional paddle-shifted, six-speed automatic transmission. The supercar uses a deep front spoiler and an aggressive rear diffuser that’s finished in carbon fiber for added downforce. Unlike the Viper, the Force 1 has been engineered to decimate the track and still be friendly on a daily basis. The supercar comes with a champagne holder, a Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, a carbon fiber sunglasses holder and electronically adjustable seats. Production will start in late April of 2016 and only 50 units will be built, all of which will start at $268,500.

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