VLF Automotive

VLF Automotive

VLF Automotive is a small American-based automotive company formed in January 2016. It was founded as VL Automotive in 2012 by Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villarreal, then renamed after Henrik Fisker joined the company.


  • 1 Company history
  • 2 Products
    • 2.1 VLF Destino
    • 2.2 VLF Force 1
    • 2.3 HUMVEE C-Series
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Company history[edit]

The company was founded by designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker, ex-General Motors vice-chairman Bob Lutz and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal. The company’s name is taken from the initials of their surnames.[1]

In 2013 they displayed the Destino, its first model, based on the Fisker Karma, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

In 2016 they debuted the Force 1, a 745HP American Supercar at the North American International Auto Show.


VLF Destino[edit]

See also: VLF Destino

The VLF Destino four-door sedan was first shown in January 2013, heavily based on the Fisker Karma, but fitted with a 6.2 L V8 gasoline engine rather than the electric power of the Karma.[1]

Sales of the Destino were scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, with cars to be built in Auburn Hills in Michigan,[2] but the company only obtained twenty Fisker Karma “gliders” and reported 100 orders by May 2013.[3] At the January 2014 Detroit Autoshow, the company announced that production was delayed due to the ongoing restructuring of Fisker.[4]

VLF Force 1[edit]

Main article: VLF Force 1

The company announced production of a limited edition 745 HP American Supercar Force 1 V10, limited to 50 by third quarter 2016.

HUMVEE C-Series[edit]

Beginning in 2017, VLF is contracting a version of the HMMWV/Hummer H1 for the non-Americas market with limited run of 100 units per year via contract from AM General. Markets include China, Europe and the Middle East.[5] AM General had announced offering the C-Series as a kit for sale in 2012, but cancelled the project.[6]


  • ^ a b Lavrinc, Damon (January 14, 2013). “Fisker Karma Gets a 638-HP Corvette Heart Transplant”. Wired. Retrieved May 25, 2013..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  • ^ Nunez, Alex (January 14, 2013). “Destino: Bob Lutz’s Corvette-powered Fisker Karma”. Road & Track. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  • ^ Smith, David (May 3, 2013). “Fisker Woes Won’t Dash Destino Plans”. Wards Auto. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  • ^ “Detroit reveal for VL Destino convertible”. Autocar. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  • ^ http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/05/vlf-is-now-building-and-selling-the-hummer-h1-to-china/
  • ^ https://www.motortrend.com/news/diy-h1-am-general-announces-new-59995-civilian-humvee-c-series-kits-283673/,
  • External links[edit]

    • Official website
    • Benetti Fisker 50
    • Mustang Rocket
    • Karma Revero
    • Aston Martin Vantage (2005)
    • Aston Martin DB9
    • BMW Z8
    • Artega GT


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    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLF_Automotive