automotive designer henrik fisker debuts all-american VLF force 1 V10 at  NAIAS 2016
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automotive designer henrik fisker and american race car driver ben keating unveiled the ‘force 1 V10’, an american super car, during the 2016 NAIAS in detroit. the two-seat, all carbon fiber bodied vehicle is a high performance, low production model, manufactured in auburn hills, michigan by the newly launched VLF automotive group, of which fisker is a partner and design chief.

VLF-automotive-force-1-V10-NAIAS-2016-designboom-02the exterior design of ‘force 1’ boasts classic american sports car proportions




‘force 1 V10’ features an all carbon fiber, lightweight body and 21 inch wheels with high-performance pirelli tires and brembo brakes. the car has one of the most powerful naturally aspirated road engines in the world. underneath the sculpture hood is a 745 hp 8.4 L V10 that can bring the car from zero to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds using a six speed manual gearbox. the super car embodies henrik fisher’s design language, which underpins VLF automotive. with fisker’s signature balance between proportion, sculpture and graphics, the exterior design of ‘force 1’ boasts classic american sports car proportions with a long hood, short front overhang, tail and pushed out wheels.

VLF-automotive-force-1-V10-NAIAS-2016-designboom-03the car sits on wide 21 inch wheels




‘in the case of force 1, there is an extremely pushed back green house,’ fisker described. ‘the sculptural hood has unique, large, negative surfaces, with six highly needed air intakes and outlets for the 745-HP 8.4 L V10 engine. the windscreen wraps around into the side glass, followed by an elegant, yet aggressive side line sweeping up towards the rear deck. the graphics are uniquely sleek with ultra-thin lights in front and UTV laser-blade tail lamps, the thinnest tail lamps in the world, at the rear. the day light opening, or side window, has a completely new and never before seen graffic that ends up in a sharp spear.’

VLF-automotive-force-1-V10-NAIAS-2016-designboom-04the bottom bumper is incorporates an carbon fiber aerodynamic diffusor




‘force 1’ incorporates downforce elements such as the deep front spoiler and aggressive rear diffusor in pure visible carbon fiber. at the top of the rear glass sits a unique rear wing spoiler also housing the in car wi-fi and third brake light. both the front and rear wheels have a concave section design to improve strength of the wheel, requiring less mass. the front features an aggressive grille housing the VLF logo in the center and two ultra-slim lights sitting above the grille. the interior is luxurious with hand stitched leather, suede with several other unique features, such as a champagne holder. the VLF ‘force 1 V10’ will be produced in limited numbers with an initial production of only 50 units. 

VLF-automotive-force-1-V10-NAIAS-2016-designboom-05the VLF is an all carbon fiber bodied vehicleVLF-automotive-force-1-V10-NAIAS-2016-designboom-06the long wide bodies hood VLF-automotive-force-1-V10-NAIAS-2016-designboom-07the naturally aspirated 745 hp 8.4 L V10 VLF-automotive-force-1-V10-NAIAS-2016-designboom-08the ‘force 1 V10’ can reach speeds of 350 km/h VLF-automotive-force-1-V10-NAIAS-2016-designboom-09the interior cabin is lined in hand stitched leather and suedeVLF-automotive-force-1-V10-NAIAS-2016-designboom-10 the champagne holders between the driver and passenger