Lutz and Fisker introduce new Viper-powered Force 1 supercar
Derived from the Viper SRT, it is powered by a 745 hp (556 kW) version of the Viper 8.4-L V10, packing a full 100 hp (75 kW) more than the production engine. And it is still naturally aspirated.
Claimed torque is 638 lb·ft/865 N·m vs. 600 lb·ft/813 N·m for the Viper SRT, which is scheduled for a 2017 model year phaseout. VLF claims the Force 1 can achieve 218 mph (349 kph) and 0-60 mph is listed as 3.0 s. The transmission choices are six-speed manual or paddle-shift automatic; suppliers have not yet been announced.http://articles.sae.org/14569/
The car, which has an all carbon fiber body on a modified Viper chassis, will be produced at VLF's facility in Auburn Hills, MI, where an earlier design, the four-door Destino powered by a Corvette ZR-1 V8, is reportedly production ready. That model is built on an aluminum space frame and body.
Unfortunately, the Destino is only available with a slush-box.
It is based on the Fisker Karma, but without electric drivetrain, batteries, etc.http://fortune.com/2014/11/13/bob-lutz- ... xury-auto/