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Bob Lutz introduces VL Automotive to the world

Former GM vice chairman and one of the fathers of the Chevrolet Volt, Bob Lutz announced VL Automotive at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. Lutz and his partner Gilbert Villarreal have arranged to purchase rolling chassis from Fisker Automotive and ship them to Auburn Hills, MI. In place of the extended range electric powertrain used in the Fisker Karma, VL will install supercharged LS9 V8 engines from the Corvette ZR1.


 


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Cars vs. Beans - Autoline Detroit 1525
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2012 Fisker Karma - Jay Leno's Garage
2012 Fisker Karma. Jay gets the inside story of the new extended range electric Fisker, from the man who designed it, Henrik Fisker. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the Official Site: http://bit.ly/JLGOfficialSite THE BEST OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE » Exclusive First Looks: http://bit.ly/JLGExclusives » Ultra Rare Supercars: http://bit.ly/JLGSupercars » Jay's Book Club: http://bit.ly/JLGBookClub JAY LENO'S GARAGE ON SOCIAL Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage ABOUT JAY LENO'S GARAGE A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, restomods, super cars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more. Subscribe for more: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts 2012 Fisker Karma - Jay Leno's Garage http://youtu.be/7SeaIDDJEdM Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





Fisker Karma with Corvette Motor. Destino V8
Now upon first glance you might think to yourself that you are looking at a Fisker Karma, and you would be right except, you would also be wrong. This is actually what would happen if you were to take the electric power train out of a Fisker Karma and put a 600 plus horsepower LS9 from a Chevrolet Corvette in,Re-shape it a little bit and ta-da ,,,you have a Destino. This was another sight to be seen this year the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Michigan.





Bob Lutz on VL Automotive Destino
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VL Automotive ZR1 LS9 powered Fisker Karma Destino Live at the Detroit Auto Show 2013 - Motor
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4 Door Corvette Fisker Karma Plug In Destino To Go On Sale
The destiny of Fisker Automotive may still be up in the air, but the Destino is a go. The Corvette-powered Destino sedan unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show by Detroit startup VL Automotive is a Fisker Karma that's had its plug-in hybrid powertrain replaced with the V8 from a Chevrolet Corvette. The brainchild of former GM executive and father of the Chevy Volt, Bob Lutz, tells Automotive News that the company has secured 25 Karma sedans and the codes to their infotainment systems, which were supposedly holding up development of the $200,000 vehicle. VL Automotive will also offer conversions of existing Karma's for around $100,000, with the choice of a 450 hp Corvette Stingray V8 or the 638 hp supercharged V8 from the Corvette ZR1.





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Chevy Volt Sub-Zero Start and Drive
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Watch Out! Bob Lutz is Now a Watchmaker
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CTS-V Powered '68 Camaro Drop Top - /BIG MUSCLE
Finding the right balance between a well tuned street car and a flat-out performance car is no easy task. However that didn't stop Southern California resident Bob Hall from building what may just be one of the best vehicles we've ever driven. He started with an ultra clean 1968 Camaro SS convertible, fitted it with a supercharged LSA mill from a 2009 Cadillac CTS-V, reworked the entire drivetrain and suspension, and in the end, created a car that's 44 years old but feels like it rolled out of the factory yesterday.





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