Last year around this time, we were prepping to see the first iteration of the VL Destino; a Fisker Karma with a Corvette ZR1 heart transplant. Now, with the 2014 Detroit Auto Show looming just over the horizon, there are fresh hints that the Destino is due for a sequel.
VL Automotive – co-founded by Gilbert Villarreal and Bob Lutz – has revealed a few sketches of a convertible version of the Destino, this time wearing a high-zoot cabin courtesy of the auto-leather specialists at Katzkin. The interiors company was charged with crafting the custom cockpit for the original VL Destino, as well, and from what we can see in these concept drawings, the tailoring here shows real, hidebound promise.
Quick studies will note that the vehicle in the images above only has two doors, while the standard Karma was only ever built with four. It’s possible this is a ground-up concept, but it seems every bit as likely that the showcar’s execution has been informed by the never-was Karma S folding hardtop convertible. Either way, just as striking is the removal of the former Fisker’s roof. The twin cowls at the rear of the passenger compartment seem to meet up beautifully with a chrome accent piece, but of course, details like those will be won or lost in the final execution. We can’t wait to see it.
Any other significant changes to the VL Destino concept figure to be unleashed in Detroit, as the press release below focuses mainly on the interior work.
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Teased: VL Automotive hints at Fisker-based Destino convertible for Detroit