What you’re looking at here is the first sketch of a car that will be unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show by famed automotive design guru, Henrik Fisker.
It’s called ‘The Force 1’ and it will make its debut on January 12, 2016 at 10:05 a.m.
So, what do we know about this car so far? Well, technical details are scarce at the moment, but Fisker has revealed that it’ll have a high-output, naturally aspirated motor, which has a front-mid engine layout, with power going to just the rear wheels. This supercar will be available with either a proper manual gearbox (car enthusiasts can start rejoicing now) or a paddle-shift automatic.
To handle the power, The Force 1 will feature a unique active suspension system, which should help make it a competent road and track car.
While vehicle weight has not yet been revealed, given that its body is entirely made out of carbon fibre, it should be fairly light.
As for the design, based on this single sketch, I think it looks kind of like a modern interpretation of the 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe – long hood, short tail, muscular haunches, and a cabin fit for two. The Force 1 will get to sit on 21-inch wheels while wearing Pirelli P-Zero performance tires.
Fisker plans to build just 50 units of The Force 1, each priced around $300,000. This car – which has been in development for the better part of 2015, and enlists the help of an acclaimed (although yet unnamed) American race car driver and his team – will be built in Michigan, USA.
I’ll be at the 2016 NAIAS next month, and I can’t wait to see The Force 1 in the metal.