Check out America's latest supercar

It's both insane and elegant

Henrik Fisker's VLF Force 1
At the Detroit Auto Show, Henrik Fisker staged a dashing comeback by showcasing his latest supercar and also launching a new car company, VLF Automotive.If all goes according to plan — and from what Fisker and one of his partners, auto industry legend Bob Lutz, told me, the plan is being made up as they go along — VLF will sell both old Fisker Karmas outfitted with Corvette engines and a $200,000-plus supercar, the Force 1.

I checked out the Force 1 up close. Truth be told, it was my favorite car from this year's show. It's both insane and elegant — maybe a little like its creator.

The Force 1 is based on a Dodge Viper, an epic slice of American muscle with flamboyant supercar styling.

Here's Fisker's design study for the Force 1.

As you can see, those angular hood scoops translated nicely into the finished show car.

Here's a closer look.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is a headlight. An angry, angry headlight.

And that's the equally ferocious taillight.

They didn't skimp on the carbon fiber.

Seriously, it's everywhere.

They also didn't skimp on this massively sculpted side scoop.

And another thing they didn't skimp on: the bonkers 8.4-liter V10, making for a staggering 745 horsepower.

If you notice, the Force 1's body has a lot of pieces artfully cut out of it — and that theme is echoed by the lovely wheel design. Those big red Brembo brake calipers will help slow the car from presumably quite rapid speeds.

Those are Champagne bottles strapped in between the seats. Safety first!

VLF asked that we leave the doors closed — show cars aren't always the most durable things — but the interior does look very swank.

Fisker and his partners are proud of their new supercar, which according to the designer is meant to embody pure American flamboyance and freedom.


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