It’s been nearly a year since VL Automotive showed off its Destino Red Concept at the 2014 Detroit auto show. Since then, not much new has surfaced from the Bob Lutz-backed project, except for the merger between VL Automotive and WM Greentech, which, technically, now makes this car the VM Destino.
Anyway, two of these curvy four-door, rear-wheel drive beauties were recently caught being put to the test on the roads in Death Valley, and showed some slight modifications since we last laid our eyes on them.
The former Fisker Karmas – now equipped with LS9 6.2L V8 engines from the C6 Corvette ZR1 in place of their PHEV drivetrain – are sporting two heat extractors on either side of the hood, while the interior is outfitted with alcantara (which we will now call vegan suede) and some carbon fiber trim. Autoblog also noticed a reworked transmission tunnel and new shift lever.
Deliveries were expected to at the start in mid-2014, but we’re passed that deadline. But these spy shots prove that plans for production at least still exist. Once it is officially on sale, the Destino will cost just south of $200,000.