New Fisker Models Emerge

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.]

New Fisker Models Emerge

Fisker Tramonto en Fisker Latigo CS [Autoblog.nl]

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