New spy shots make it look like Bob Lutz's idea to convert the Fisker Karma into a fire-breathing sports sedan called the Destino might not be vaporware after all. Two of them were recently spotted testing in Death Valley sporting changes that make them appear closer than ever to actually going on sale.

The idea behind the Destino was always fantastic. Take the Karma (already a great-looking sedan), ditch its powertrain and drop in the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. However, since we first saw the concept at the 2013 Detroit auto show, there hasn't been much solid news about its actual production.

These test cars sport a number of changes indicating that development is still ongoing. Most notably, there are new heat extractors flanking both sides of its bulging hood. That big V8 obviously needs cool air to breathe, and they should help. Plus, the louvers give the Destino a bit of extra menace from the front.

The interior shots show the Fisker covered in Alcantara with some carbon fiber trim, and the transmission tunnel is slightly reworked and fitted with a new gearshift. These photos obviously show an automatic, but a manual is likely possible.

One final change for the Destino is less obvious, and that's its new name. VL Automotive and WM Greentech Automotive recently merged, which gives the sedan the new name of the WM Destino. When it does hit the road, prices are rumored to be around $200,000 to put this supercharged creation in your garage.

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      I love the looks of the original car....this is quite frankly starting to look like a 4 door vette. Hummm well i guess thats not bad either

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      The little round bright chrome logo in the vent looks horrid - amazing that something so small can be so distracting and vile.

      That said, I love the rest of it.  The Karma is a gorgeous car.  And with a GM V8, it should only be better.
      • 3 Months Ago

      If you've ever wanted a 4 door Corvette...

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      Fisker itself should of teamed up with Lutz and brought this about themselves. 2 choices from the show room floor, Electric or all Gas Motor.. boom! Instant sales happiness.

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        The Fisker was never electric. It was a hybrid.

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        But it would also blur the brand identity. It would no longer be known as a green car company. 

      Avinash Machado
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      AWESOME !

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      That shift looks like it would be cheap in a Chinese economy car, hopefully it changes for production. Otherwise, I approve.

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      Nifty, indeed!!! Build it!!! 

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      The interior of the Karma was very cramped due to the battery requirements. It seems pretty silly to develop a car without a battery on the same platform.

      • 3 Months Ago

      And so the 4-door corvette was born.

      Everything Bob touches turns to gold. He's such a legend that man.

      Read Tull
      • 3 Months Ago

      Corvette-Ftype Sedan.  Looks good.

      • 3 Months Ago

      Corvette Sedan ala Porsche Panamera.

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