More details on how exactly Fisker Coachbuild, the new car company founded by auto designer Henrik Fisker (BMW, Aston Martin) will make existing luxury cars prettier while adding around $100,000 to their price tags emerged in the German press this past week. Autoblog.nl reports (translated from German into Dutch, of course) on the company's first two models — the Tramonto roadster (pictured above), based on the Mercedes SL55 AMG, and the Latigo CS coupe (below), created over BMW M6 mechanicals — ahead of the company's press conference at the Frankfurt motor show on Tuesday.
In addition to the extensive cosmetic changes, the Tramonto will get a tuning job from Kleemann that will give the custom coach a drivetrain infusion totaling around 610hp/650 ft-lbs. As for the Latigo — which could be a pure version of what a Fisker-designed 6-series would have would have looked like without ex-boss Chris Bangle's DNA — customers will be able to choose from between BMW's 4.8-liter V8 from the base 6-Series, or the same rocket-booster V10 found in the new M6. More to come on Tuesday. [Update: The New York Times ran a profile (in English) on the Fisker operations yesterday. (reg. req). Thanks, David.]
Fisker Tramonto en Fisker Latigo CS [Autoblog.nl]
Fisker Coachworks Revives Bespoke Body Building [internal]