VLF Automotive Force 1


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May I present to you, probably the craziest cars at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the VLF Automotive Force 1. Just look at the name!  Sounds like the name of a secret military black-ops team. Force 1 is the mad love-child of none other than ex-GM executive Bob Lutz, professional Viper Racer Ben Keating, and world-renowned automotive designer Henrik Fisker.


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Sporting an extensively reworked 8.4L V10 sourced from the Dodge Viper, Force 1 has an astonishing 745hp and 638 lb-ft of torque under the hood. The engine isn’t the only similarity it has to the Viper either, the proportions are similar as well. A long hood and rearward cockpit placement echo the menacing posture of the American brute. However, Fisker has managed to make his design that is both more striking and intimidating. Whereas the Viper has a curvaceous hood that are interrupted with louvers, the Fisker’s pen has a more angular surface with vents that seem to peak up from under the sheet metal. The headlights and taillights are kept neat and thin and look more as a miniscule detail on the car rather than an establishing design feature. The double four spoke rims look especially sharp on the Force 1.


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As striking as the car is, the Force 1 isn’t all form over function. Performance specs are impressive, but expected with that much power on tap. Force 1 uses that massive V10 to propel itself to 60 mph in 3 seconds flat, and through the quarter-mile in under 11 seconds. Top speed has been pegged at blistering 218 mph. Transmission options include a six-speed manual as well as an automatic.

VLF has capped production at 50 units, with each example costing a $268,500-sized dent to your bank-account. The only way to secure your order is through ViperExchange.com, which is owned by Keating.


Photo Credit: Drew Phillips

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