VLF Automotive

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VLF Automotive
Industry Automotive
Founded 2012
Founder Bob Lutz
Gilbert Villarreal
Products VLF Destino
VLF Force 1 V10
Website vlfautomotive.com

VLF Automotive is a small American-based automotive company formed in January 2016. It follows VL Automotive, founded in 2012 by Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villarreal, and was renamed after Henrik Fisker joined the company.

Company history[edit]

The company was founded by designer & entrepreneur Henrik Fisker, ex General Motors vice-chairman Bob Lutz and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal. The company's name is taken from the initials of their surnames.[1]

In 2013 they displayed the Destino, its first model, based on the Fisker Karma, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

In 2016 they debuted the Force 1, a 745HP American Supercar at the North American International Auto Show.

Products[edit]

VLF Destino[edit]

The VL Destino four-door sedan was first shown in January 2013, heavily based on the Fisker Karma, but fitted with a 6.2 L V8 petrol engine rather than the electric power of the Karma.[1]

Sales of the Destino is scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, and cars will be built in Auburn Hills in Michigan,[2] but the company only obtained twenty Fisker Karma "gliders", and reported 100 orders by May 2013.[3] At the January 2014 Detroit Autoshow, the company announced that production was delayed due to the ongoing restructuring of Fisker.[4]

VLF Force 1[edit]

The company announced production of a limited edition 745 HP American Supercar Force 1 V10, limited to 50 by third quarter 2016.

Humvee C-Series[edit]

VLF is building a copy of the GM-Hummer H1 for Chinese market with limited run of 100 units per year via contract from AM General[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lavrinc, Damon (14 January 2013). "Fisker Karma Gets a 638-HP Corvette Heart Transplant". Wired. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Nunez, Alex (14 January 2013). "Destino: Bob Lutz's Corvette-powered Fisker Karma". Road & Track. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Smith, David (3 May 2013). "Fisker Woes Won't Dash Destino Plans". Wards Auto. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Detroit reveal for VL Destino convertible". Autocar. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  5. ^ http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/05/vlf-is-now-building-and-selling-the-hummer-h1-to-china/

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