Over the years we have seen new carmakers try to come up with their own vehicles, only for them to look like Frankenstein’s Monster because of how they have borrowed from other cars, which we have seen a lot with some of the latest Chinese vehicles. The new VL Destino has done the very same thing, although the outcome is far better than what you or I would have imaged.
The VL Destino is on show at the Detroit Auto Show and you’ll notice that it’s almost 90 percent Fisker Karma, which isn’t a bad thing considering how popular that car is. The vision of this car is a pretty simple one, by taking the beauty of the Karma and then making a few changes in order to make it far more powerful.
What this means is that the hybrid powertrain has been removed in order to offer the car something with a little more power — well a lot we hope. While the actual VL Destino performance figures are currently not shared, we do know it will have a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine taken from a Corvette ZR1, which will produce a staggering 639 horsepower.
As you would imagine a few changes will need to be made to the brakes, suspension and chassis in order to control that extra power. The eagle-eyed fan will also notice from the video below that a few design changes have been made to the front and rear end, as well as minor changes to the roof.
The company will have to get the pricing right, because if they get it wrong then consumers might rather choose the Fisker Karma or even the Corvette ZR1, who as we know is the engine donor.