Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fisker Latigo CS #001

This is the Fisker Latigo CS, car #001. Built by Fisker Coachbuild and based on a 2006 BMW M6, it has an upgraded engine from RDSport, all new carbon fiber and aluminum body panels, and a custom interior and Fisker wheels. This is one of just two Latigo CS cars ever built, the other one being car #000, the prototype car built on a BMW 645i platform. Car #001 shown here, was originally sold to a Southern California owner and now resides in Northern California, the only car of its kind in existence.

From the RD Sport website, the following is RD Sport's description of it's M6 and M5 engine upgrade, aka "Motor Tuning" package RS58:

"True to its tradition, once again RDSport discounts the easier forced-induction route and pushes the envelope of its normally aspirated motors to a new level with 650hp 5.8L RS58 stroker motor.

The V-10 RS58 uses much of the same technology found in the latest F1 motors: billet crankshaft, billet rods, and a set of forged pistons that are amongst the lightest to ever find their way into a production-based motor.

The ported cylinder heads boast 17% more efficiency than the stock ones, and this is mainly obtained through the use of larger valves and modified cam profiles.

The RS 58 M5 Package comes complete with a full exhaust system, including Race Exhaust Manifolds, Metal Matrix Sport Catalytic Converters, Sport X-Flow Midpipe and Competition Rear Silencers with Quad Tips."

Pages from the Company's Brochure show some of the options available...

Attached is the original Fisker Coachbuild invoice, detailing the options and prices.  This is in addition to the cost of the underlying BMW M6.

Added these interior shots and engine pics.  Note the underside of the all-carbon-fiber hood…also note the two plaques indicating "001 of 150".  Optimism abounds!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Latest kudos for the Fantastic Fisker Karma

Automobile Magazine has awarded the Fisker Karma its Design of the Year for 2012. See the article: "2012 Design of the Year: Fisker Karma"

And Motor Trend published a Flattering first drive video at: "First Test: 2012 Fisker Karma"

This Motor Trend review followed their first drive previously, which was published in february 2011 at : "2012 Fisker Karma: First Drive"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011