We all know that Fisker went under a few months ago and since then a lot of questions on the situation appeared. One of them refers to the latest venture with VL Productions of Bob Lutz. The specialists have presented a Corvette ZR1 equipped with a V8 unit that also powers the Karma Saloon which we had the opportunity to see for the first time at the 2013 edition of the Detroit Motor Show. According to Lutz, there have been a lot of problems, but that in the end the company managed to buy 25 unsold Karma models. At the same time, the carmaker the company has reached an agreement with an Asian investor that came with the bright idea of prohibiting VL Productions from accessing the codes that help operate the infotainment system of the vehicle.
The engineers will have a lot of work to do now, but apparently they are on the track to develop the first cars to customers, sometime at the middle of next year, with a bit of luck. The company declared that because it is a very expensive car that might even reach $200.000, it has to be one that is easy to drive and handle and that offers a great feel. The plug-in hybrid power train has been replaced with a supercharged LS9 V8 capable of generating 638 horsepower which has been borrowed from the Corvette ZR1 C6. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers will use either a manual or an automatic transmission. The carmaker will present the new model with its new body style at the 2014 edition of the Detroit Auto Show that will take place at the beginning of next year. These are all the details on the matter, for the moment.
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