The VLF Force 1 is among the most intriguing vehicles to come back out of the U.S. lately, and one of many 5 examples constructed is at the moment up for public sale.
VL Automotive was based by Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villarreal again in 2012, however modified its identify to VLF Automotive when Henrik Fisker joined in 2016. The corporate determined to take the enduring Dodge Viper and attempt to make it even higher.
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Instantly making the Drive 1 stand out are the putting seems to be. The automotive’s physique is made totally from carbon fiber and, with Fisker chargeable for the design, the completed product makes the Viper appear considerably tame by comparability.
The Gooding & Company itemizing for this instance reveals that it’s the first of simply 5 examples constructed. It’s completed in a shade of Midnight Blue and sits on silver wheels, whereas the cabin is clad in purple and black Nappa leather-based, suede, and Alcantara. It has solely ever been pushed for 1,370 miles (2,204 km) and is estimated to promote for between $275,000 and $325,000.
Whereas VLF might have merely taken a Viper, fitted some customized bodywork and name it a day, the corporate as a substitute altered the Viper’s 8.4-liter naturally-aspirated V10 with modified cylinders and a brand new camshaft so it now pumps out 745 hp and 638 lb-ft (865 Nm) of torque. This engine is coupled to a six-speed guide transmission driving the rear wheels and, in line with VLF, the Drive 1 can hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in three seconds and attain 218 mph (351 km/h).