The Force 1 Bound for 2016 Detroit Auto Show| Edmunds

The Force 1 Bound for 2016 Detroit Auto Show


DETROIT — The Force 1, a new high-performance car from designer Henrik Fisker, will debut on January 12 at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

The two-seater will go on sale in April, with a limited production run of up to 50 units.

Fisker said The Force 1 will be based on an existing front/midengine rear-drive American car and will be priced under $300,000.

"I believe there is room in the market for a daily driver that embodies all the attributes of the best track racing car and the comfort of a luxurious sports car," said Fisker in a statement.

Details include ultra-thin ventilated laser blade taillights, a carbon-fiber body, 21-inch wheels and an active suspension.

While few details have been made available about The Force 1, it is expected to be based on the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

The Force 1 will appeal to car shoppers who lust after expensive sports cars, such as the Ferrari LaFerrari and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

Fisker is the man behind the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and Fisker Karma.

He also teamed up with Galpin Auto Sports at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance for the rollout of a convertible version of the Ford Mustang GT called the Galpin Rocket Speedster Concept.

Edmunds says: The Force 1 promises to be one of the highlights of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, even though it's a niche vehicle with limited appeal for most mainstream shoppers.

Leave a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT