Friday, 10 January 2014

Bob Lutz's VL Automotive to Debut Fisker Karma-Based Convertible in Detroit

Leave it to Bob Lutz to take an (almost) dead-company's products and breathe new life into them. After grabbing our attention with a Corvette ZR1 V8-powered Fisker Karma saloon at the 2013 Detroit auto show, VL Automotive, co-founded by Gilbert Villarreal and Bob Lutz, will debut a new conceptual convertible version of the car at the 2014 Detroit motor Show next week.

Few details have been shared about the Destino Convertible, but the design of both the two-door exterior and four-passenger interior seem to be closely related to the sedan and consequently, the Fisker Karma.

If you're wondering about the "Katzkin" name in the photos, the interior specialist is one of VL Automotive's main partners and helped dress the cabin, something that Lutz pointed out in his comments.

“A beautifully designed car like the Destino deserves an exceptional interior,” said Bob Lutz, former General Motors vice chairman and currently a senior advisor to Katzkin. “By providing a fully customized Katzkin interior, we bring a custom-tailored design to the vehicle and its owner.”

We'll soon know more about the Destino Convertible concept and whether it will be powered by the Corvette ZR1's 638hp supercharged V8 or another powertrain.



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