10. 2017 VLF Destino – Back To Basics
Remember the Fisker Karma, the 4-door hybrid sedan loved by some really famous people (we’re looking at you, Leo)? The Fisker Karma was a commercial failure, but Henri Fisker is back with a new brand and a new partner, Bob Lutz from G.M. With the brand renamed VLF, the Karma remains part of the lineup, but the new name of the car is the Destino, and the biggest change is, you guessed it, under the hood.
No more straight-four 408hp. The new Destino is outfitted with the 6.2L V8 engine from the C7 Corvette. Is Fisker going backwards ? There is no more high tech solution for the engine, but the V8 outputs a whopping 647hp, which makes the Destino 241hp more powerful than the old Karma.
This car started its life with a pretty complex hybrid powertrain system, and now Fisker decides to go back to basics with this V8 iteration of the Karma. Yay or nay?