• Oct 25th 2007 at 4:29PM
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Here we have the first image of the upcoming plug-in hybrid luxury car from Fisker set to debut at this year's Detroit Auto Show in January. Developed in conjunction with Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, the plug-in hybrid will cost around $100,000 and initially be built in a run of just 100 units. Fisker hasn't given out any details on the car, like how much power it will produce or what its fuel economy will be, but from the picture above we can tell it will be a stunner. That's not surprising, as the company's namesake, Henrik Fisker, designed such cars as the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage, among others. Though the image is small, we can make out design elements from many other high-end autos including a Ferrari 599-esqe front end, some Maserati Quattroporte in the midsection and, of course, a little Aston in the rear. Check back here in January for some solid info on what this car's all about.

[Source: Fisker via Carscoop]



IRVINE, Calif. Sept.5, 2007: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW) and Fisker Coachbuild, LLC announce the launch of a joint venture in Fisker Automotive, Inc. - a green American premium car company. Fisker Automotive will offer a range of environmentally friendly premium cars – with the first production car to make its Worldwide North American debut at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show in January. Initial production is anticipated to be 15,000 vehicles annually with pricing to start under $100,000.

Design and technology development are already underway for the first production car. All models will feature cutting-edge plug-in hybrid technology penned as Quantum Drive, developed by Quantum Technologies exclusively for Fisker Automotive. This all-new plug–in Quantum Drive chassis layout will allow Fisker to design innovative luxury cars with uncompromised proportions.

The Fisker name has attracted and attained worldwide brand recognition, thanks to years of first-class automotive designs. Over his 18 years in the car design business, Henrik Fisker has left his thumbprint on some of the most highly regarded automobiles. His creations range from the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 & V8 Vantage to his most recent creations – the Tramonto and Latigo CS, designed under the Fisker Coachbuild nameplate. Fisker Automotive will retain the orange and blue logo originated at Fisker Coachbuild.

"The troubled environment is captivating the attention of the world. Developing a premium luxury green car which also delivers attractive design can make a difference. We are extremely excited to join our automotive design expertise with the plug-in hybrid technology of Quantum in Quantum Drive. This breakthrough chassis development will allow us to deliver a design with dramatic proportions – one which will carry the Fisker badge," expressed Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive, Inc. "We want people to drive beautiful fast cars that make environmental sense – cars that are eco-chic and will have less of an impact on global warming."

Quantum Technologies has a long history of advancing technology. Benefits in developing an entirely new, from-the-ground-up design for a plug-in hybrid vehicle include optimized fuel efficiency and performance, unchanged gas station infrastructure, home based battery recharging with any 110-volt outlet at a fraction of the cost. A cleaner and a quieter car for local travel... all with the most advanced comforts that are anticipated with a luxury car.

"Our goal here is to deliver the advancement that Quantum Technologies has made in the area of plug-in hybrid technology. By combining our efforts with the renowned design talent of Henrik Fisker, we can produce a car that makes a difference to the environment – without sacrificing the luxury that accompanies the finest automobiles," stated Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO Quantum Technologies.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      from the pic, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's going to look much better than that 4 door Porsche they are too scared to show us without serious bandages.
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      • 7 Years Ago
      Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide and Henrik Fisker (Fisker Coachbuild, LLC/Fisker Automotive, Inc.) Wow! I am pleasently surprise with the designs (stunning lines for a performance sedan.) Very interesting approach for a legendary automotive designer to implement a plug in-hybrid.

      Recently, there been a lot of debates, research and developments on which options of alternative fuels/hybrids/fuel cell technology is best suitable for today's vehicles. Though each alternative options has it's merits...I believe what's most important is to figure out which alternative options is best suited-(has the most impact) for our environments. The more electricity we use the more co2 we produce...hmmm interesting. Economics is also a significant factor.

      I believe when designing vehicles with alternative fuels/hybrids/fuel cell/solar technology; the vehicles may require lighter, stronger, smarter chassis components and elements...

      Very Interesting approach from Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide and Henrik Fisker (Fisker Coachbuild, LLC/Fisker Automotive, Inc.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      good thing he's pricing the car so the middle class can afford it. If you can pay $100,000.00 for a car you can afford gas. Idiots
      • 7 Years Ago
      The rear ent is very Camaro-ish, especially w/ the rear quarter panel cokebottle flare. The front end seems to emulate the Ferrari 599 and Maserati GT.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey Porsche... pay attention! This is a what real sedan should look like... not that abomination currently driving around the Nurburgring.
      • 7 Years Ago

      First-time to see these blogs...good grief! Feel that the dirty words should not be included, even insinuated! (just an opinion!) This message is just to address Oct 25 message from 'graviton' that English is always spelled with a capital "E"! ha-ha-ha! I notice that there was no 'reply' within their note! Have a great day!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love that going green is becoming sexy. *That's* the word in the headline that caught my eye. We talked about sexy green lifestyles on Lust Bites a few weeks ago: http://lustbites.blogspot.com/2007/10/sex-to-save-world.html

      But we didn't write anything about cars. Maybe in a follow-up we can mention this type of beauty. (Lust Bites is a group of 16 erotic writers who blog about everything from hot green sex to Halloween.)

      I've always been a bit of a car freak. My first beau drove a vintage Mustang and right now I'm putting together a book of short stories called Auto Erotica. I'll be sure to put one about a hybrid in the collection!


      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, that is attractive
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was just thinking this morning: what if Jaguar (a block XJ had just driven by) had hired Henrik Fisker to do the new XJ?

      There's your answer. And Ford would be making money now off Jaguar instead of trying to sell it for pocket change.
        • 7 Years Ago

        I totally agree. this would have put jaguar back on the map w/ no questions asked. I love fisker's designs!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another Tesla promise.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Humm.. an American car out side of the big 3. That just might work like the Duesenburg,(C.A.D) The Studabaker or even the feul thrifty Nass/Ramblers. Maybe ,,,Just maybe Detroit might finnaly allow domestic competion. Little late for Preston Tucker but hey lets allow this and lets have the goverment help. Our goverment helped the Toyota hybrid with tax breaks. Let our goverment help an UPstart American company.
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