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Henrik Fisker Teases The Force 1 Supercar Ahead of Detroit Show

Near-$300,000 car has carbon-fiber body.

Henrik Fisker Design will use the 2016 Detroit auto show to reveal The Force 1, a new supercar that is slated to start production next year. Fisker says the car was developed in partnership with “an acclaimed American race car driver,” and that up to 50 units will be produced in Michigan starting in April 2016.

Designer Henrik Fisker is known for cars like the ill-fated Fisker Karma, which was named our 2012 Design of the Year, as well as the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, and the recent Galpin-Fisker Rocket. As this early sketch shows, the Force 1 will be a luxurious two-seater coupe with flared fenders and enormous hood scoops. Fisker says the car will have “laser blade” taillights, 21-inch wheels, an active suspension, and carbon-fiber bodywork.

Under the hood is an as-yet unspecified engine that Fisker claims will be one of the world’s highest-output naturally aspirated engines. Buyers can pick between a six-speed manual or some type of automatic transmission, with power going to the rear wheels.

“I believe there is room in the market for a daily driver that embodies all the attributes of the best track racing car, and the comfort of a luxurious sports car,” Henrik Fisker said in a statement. “Extreme power, great aesthetics and pristine handling make for a superior ride in Force 1, an American super car.”

With such bold promises, we’re eager to see Henrik Fisker Design reveal The Force 1 in January. Pricing for the car will be just under $300,000, the company says.

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