• Dec 12, 2006

Fisker makes some of the most desirable custom cars on the market, reviving the age-old practice of coachbuilding new bodies on existing cars. Recently we reported that Fisker, whose namesake chief was responsible for some beautiful Aston Martins, is considering building their own unique vehicle from the ground up. Now emerging rumors suggest that Fisker may be leaning towards making a sedan.

At this point, it remains unclear if the two plans are self-exclusive, if they'll both go forward independently or if they're one and the same. Being a small outfit, it would seem unlikely for Fisker to take on both projects simultaneously, but the existing SL-based Tramonto convertible and 6-Series-based Latigo made their debut around the same time.

We wouldn't be surprised if Fisker decided to go ahead with a coachbuilt four-door coupe based on the Mercedes CLS. In fact, we're sure we'd be delighted, as hard as it would be to improve on the CLS' gorgeous lines.

[Source: Leftlane News]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      jon

      i totally agree with you. i hate these fake 'coachbuilders'. they do no quality engineering work or put any serious thought into creating an innovative automobile. they just take a car that is already fine and chop it up and add some kits and call it a new exotic. these people are even worse than companies like pagani who just build a body, not an engine. A real coachbuilder should be able to show its stuff by making a car from scratch, and creating an engine from scratch as well. koenigsegg is one of the few true coachbuilders left today
      • 8 Years Ago
      jon, you're misguided. Most Mercedes and BMW buyers are poseurs. Fisker made a BMW look less like an overweight box on wheels and more like a chubby box on wheels with a shark face. The Fisker CLS I'm not wild about.

      Have Fiskers been selling? Where's the proof? It's still in business and has an exhibit at the LA Auto Show. A dead firm wouldn't have that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ma Dia - what is your argument here? You stated what you thought a coach builder does and you are wrong. I am not a lord - I just do not make up my own definitions.

      One can attain these same things through basic research and reading comprehension.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Again: that's what coachbuilders do since more than 100 years ago: they take the rolling chassis of a car, and give it a new body!!! I'd like to remeber you that for many years, the marques didn't even construct the body: that was the coachbuilders job and the marques just sold the rolling chassis to it's customers.

      That's what COACHBUILDING IS!!!
      If you don't like the coachbuilding practice, it's ok, but you can't blame Fisker from telling they are a coachbuilder and doing exactly what a coachbuilder does! (I'll not comment the "glorified tunner" part, because obviously that's just fabricating an argument: there's much more here than what a tunner does.)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Some people need to learn how to spell.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Zagato, Bugatti, Wiesmann, those are coach builders. When Fisker builds a car that I can't recognize as a re-skinned Merc or BMW, then he'll be coachbuilder too.
      • 8 Years Ago
      hey jon,

      What about the Scaglietti and Zagato houses that reworked Ferraris into some of the most desirable cars today? Not to mention clearly forwarding the Ferrari marque in doing so.

      Looks like someone is a poser auto enthusiast...
      • 8 Years Ago
      "jon, you're misguided. Most Mercedes and BMW buyers are poseurs. Fisker made a BMW look less like an overweight box on wheels and more like a chubby box on wheels with a shark face. The Fisker CLS I'm not wild about."

      ---this really is one of the funnyest statements I have heard, dispite owning a BMW. Im not being sarcastic...that was entertaining. I disagree with the statement but that was a very humerous way to put it. The new BMW style is growing on me, espically the new 3 series (maybe because it looks a lot like the old one). I cant respect a company (fisker) that just scavenges another manufacturers work and clames to have a new car...as someone else said they are glorified tuners, and if that is whats wanted a Brabus is much faster. Lots of the really rich people I know get a new car every 6 months. I know one guy who gets a new Bentley every 6 months because he dosent want the hassel of ever breaking down. By the same token most people who can afford it just buy a ferrari or lamborgini and call it a day. A fisker brings no more respect in these circles.
      Ben Beauvais
      • 8 Years Ago
      Fisker is for the people who think Ferrari is to common and AMG's to main stream. They make 150 of them for a reason. That's it. Remember that there are going to be 300 Bugatti Veryon's.
      There were 399 Enzo's built.
      150 of each of these two models.

      They are more exclusive then some of the worlds most exclusive cars. Thus, that is why they are worth $250,000

      PS: IMO, I think they will make a Latigo out of a M6, just like they can make any SL a Tramonto. They just use the SL 55 and the 645 (now the 650) as the "base" models.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you have the chance, push one of this 6-series tuned by Fisker like if it were owned by Avis, and chances are few GT2 or even Ferraris owner will cry.

      Im telling you cause i got a M6 in indianapolis red metallic, and my friend who lives a couple of houses down mine, just receive his Latigo (6 series by Fisker) and he beat that hell out of me... twice.

      Im just thinking what if Fisker gave the same treatment he gave that 645ci, to my M6?
      Now thats best of the best.
      • 8 Years Ago
      you cannot compare Fisk whatever with the Italian coach builders, or any other.
      True coach building implies the body was designed and constructed on an individual basis,

      this is more like slopping on a a cheap Aston Martin nose on a BMW, doing some interior work and then calling it masterpiece, more like flipping a dog house
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey #2 (phil)
      at least 1 has been sold to a senior level VP in our company. It's parked occasionally in the basement parking garage of the Merchandise Mart here in Chicago. Beautiful car. Had no idea what it was when I first saw it. I guess the Gallardo was quite exclusive enough
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