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Fisker Karma with the heart of a Corvette.. Why?

By PetrolHead on 18 Jan 2013

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The whole point of the Fisker Karma is to save the earth, be green, do good to the environment using an energy efficient car but in a lot cooler way. As such it kind of makes (no) sense why a startup called Destino would want to fit 6.2-litre V8 powertrain capable of 638bhp and 819Nm of torque into the above mentioned green car. Even the cool solar panel roof has been removed.

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The Destino brings together the award-winning design by Henrik Fisker and well received powertrain from the Corvette thanks to the minds of industrialist Gilbert Villereal and former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz.

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"The goal in designing and engineering this automobile is to provide true motoring enthusiasts with an exquisite work of automotive art that performs at a world-class level. Attention to detail is a paramount concern, as is reliability and ease of maintenance. The result is truly an American designed, engineered and manufactured four-door performance car that rivals such models as the Porsche Panamera and Aston-Martin-Lagonda Rapide", according to Lutz.

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Destino has an overall length of 5151mm a 3160mm inch wheelbase while standing at 1331mm inches tall. Prototypes are currently in testing.

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PetrolHead
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A passionate motoring enthusiast since little, Akram's articles gives alternative insights on the latest motoring news.



 
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