VLF Destino – A Karma Kick In The Pants
Henrik Fisker designed two of my favorite modern cars ever, the Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage. Although the cars were unreliable money pits, it was the same as dating a big boobed bimbo in the fact that you could see past the money pit portion and ultimate headache that was inevitable, just for the brief chances to show her off to your friends every once in awhile. The cars were rolling art forms and still look stunning and timeless to this day and I think will forever. Unfortunately this is where things start to dwindle. Fisker then delivered the Karma which was not only a great design but also well engineered and for a brief moment thought to be the top pick in the Tesla-Fisker eco-luxo sedan market. But the times were tough on ol’ Fisker.
Although we saw the Galpin-Fisker Mustang and the new VLF Force 1, these vehicles simply look odd to me. There is a ƒucked up mish-mosh of hard edges that look like a 3D printer started throwing errors. Now the Karma based VLF Destino has much more subtle lines thanks to its predecessors body, but the front fascia looks very dated to me. It reminds me of a 2005 Maserati GranTurismo.
Don’t get me wrong, the ZR-1 Corvettes LS9 is at the heart of this sedan making it a 200mph rocket. At 638 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 604 pound-feet of torque at 3,800 rpm makes this certainly a kickåss sedan. But it also has a starting price of $229,000.
In conclusion, I need to see the VLF Destino in person and in a color other than white or black. So please VLF, I deeply want you to succeed, but you have to change your ways.
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