Described on the VLF website as a Fisker design married to a Corvette’s ZR1 V8, and you wind up with the Destino V8, a 638 horsepower sedan. Just yesterday I was listening to a podcast that concerned itself with the state of business, specifically focused on transportation. And the guest invited to speak just happened to be Bob Lutz. And he discussing the future of the car. One of his predictions, the next paradigm shift for the automobile is coming in about 15 years. Now you might be curious what that paradigm shift will be, but I was more interested in his latest creation, the Destino. In case your wondering who he is to be taken seriously in the automotive world, he was vice chairman of GM before retiring in 2010, having worked with some of the best designers moving away from bean counting inspired design (read Pontiac Aztec), and more passion-image based design (think Corvette). GM lured him to the manufacturing giant to bring some new models that had soul. Was he successful? What would you call delivering the Volt and Cadillac CTS? Both have been well reviewed models that helped give GM a facelift. So when he’s sharing his thoughts on the state of the industry, I can find the time to listen.
Anyhoo, back to the Destino. Just the name of this car sounds great, right? The company, VLF, came into existence this past January, and Alex Kierstein of Autoblog did a piece on their first release that you can read that HERE.The good news is that is about half the price of a new Ford GT. The bad news is that it’s still a little pricer than a 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo convertible, at $229,000. So in summation, this looks like a pretty cool car, and using the heart of a Corvette as basis for a new car can’t be too bad, right?