Henrik Fisker, the man behind the styling of Aston Martin’s DB9 and V8 Vantage, along with his own Fisker brand – recently reborn under new management as Karma – has announced plans for another new motoring venture.
This latest plan, which follows the unveiling of the Aston-based Thunderbolt earlier this year, will see the Danish designer team up with an unnamed American partner on a new supercar called the Force 1.
Fisker is keeping quiet on the mechanical details, but he has promised “the world’s highest output natural aspirated engine in a road car,” six-speed manual or paddle-shift automatic transmission options, active suspension, a carbon-fibre body and a two-seat interior.
The Force 1 will wear a price tag in the American market of just below US$300,000 (AU$413,760), which is just about Lamborghini Huracan money in the US and here.
Above: could Fisker’s Force 1 be related to Jaguar’s F-Type Coupe?
A top-down teaser sketch of the Force 1 has been released, hinting at a look inspired in part to the Jaguar F-Type. And, just as the Thunderbolt was based on an Aston Martin, Fisker’s new offering may have its roots in the F-Type’s design.
In a statement released this week, Fisker said that his new supercar will enter as a “daily driver that embodies all the attributes of the best track racing car, and the comfort of a luxurious sports car.”
“Extreme power, great aesthetics and pristine handling make for a superior ride in Force 1, an American Super Car.”
Fisker will unveil his new supercar at next month’s Detroit auto show, with a Michigan-based production schedule slated to begin in April.