Bob Lutz has done more than a few things during his time in the automotive industry. His latest project ties him back to General Motors ever so slightly, though, with VLF.
VLF is a project Lutz embarked on with Henrik Fisker, former Aston Martin designer, and Gilbert Villarreal, an entrepreneur. The first project? Build the world’s fastest sedan from the skeleton of the failed Fisker Karma: the VLF Destino.
Under the hood, the electric powertrain is ripped away, and replaced with a GM 6.2-liter LS9 supercharged V8 engine, good enough to rocket the Destino to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
The Detroit News states Lutz has recently taken delivery of his personal Destino, and stated customers will begin receiving their vehicles shortly, too. Of those interested is musician Carlos Santana, who patiently awaits his own Destino.
“I’m over the moon with how the car turned out dynamically — steering, brakes and, of course, Corvette ZR-1 power, coupled with the convenience of a paddle-shifter automatic,” Lutz said of his new ride. “I’m really happy with color and trim, as well as the spectacular proportions.”
A VLF Destino runs $229,000 after it finishes assembly in Auburn Hills, Michigan.