Check out America’s latest supercar — Henrik Fisker’s VLF Force 1

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At the Detroit Auto Show, Henrik Fisker staged a dashing comeback by showcasing his latest supercar and also launching a new car company, VLF Automotive.

If all goes according to plan – and from what Fisker and one of his partners, auto industry legend Bob Lutz, told me, the plan is being made up as they go along – VLF will sell both old Fisker Karmas outfitted with Corvette engines and a $200,000-plus supercar, the Force 1.

I checked out the Force 1 up close. Truth be told, it was my favorite car from this year’s show. It’s both insane and elegant – maybe a little like its creator.


The Force 1 is based on a Dodge Viper, an epic slice of American muscle with flamboyant supercar styling.

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Here’s Fisker’s design study for the Force 1.

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As you can see, those angular hood scoops translated nicely into the finished show car.

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Here’s a closer look.

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That, ladies and gentlemen, is a headlight. An angry, angry headlight.

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And that’s the equally ferocious taillight.

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They didn’t skimp on the carbon fiber.

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Seriously, it’s everywhere.

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They also didn’t skimp on this massively sculpted side scoop.

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And another thing they didn’t skimp on: the bonkers 8.4-liter V10, making for a staggering 745 horsepower.

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If you notice, the Force 1’s body has a lot of pieces artfully cut out of it — and that theme is echoed by the lovely wheel design. Those big red Brembo brake calipers will help slow the car from presumably quite rapid speeds.

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Those are Champagne bottles strapped in between the seats. Safety first!

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VLF asked that we leave the doors closed — show cars aren’t always the most durable things — but the interior does look very swank.

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Fisker and his partners are proud of their new supercar, which according to the designer is meant to embody pure American flamboyance and freedom.

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