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Aston Martin Sues Henrik Fisker Over Thunderbolt Study, Calls it "Unauthorized Copy"


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Isn’t it ironic that the same man responsible for Aston Martin’s current design language gets sued by Aston Martin for using one of its models as basis for a coachbuilt model?

Henrik Fisker's Thunderbolt Spin On Aston Martin Vanquish V12


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Henrik Fisker's own automotive company may have gone under, but his love for design persists and after the Galpin 2015 Mustang, he's back to what he knows best with the Thunderbolt study.

Galpin Auto Sports Unveils First Production Rocket Based On New Mustang


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The folks over at Galpin Auto Sports call this the "Ultimate American Muscle Car" and judging by both specs as well as looks, holy cow, they might be right!

Fisker To Be Rebranded As Elux Under Its New Apple-Fighting Chinese Boss


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China's Wanxiang Group is going to reintroduce Fisker into the world under the name Elux by mid-2016, according to a report on Reuters.

Valmet Dismantles Fisker Karma Production Lines – Is This the End?


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Maybe Henrik Fisker was tempting fate when he decided to name his extended-range hybrid the Karma. On the other hand, maybe he should have made sure there was sufficient cash flow instead of relying, among other things, on a DoE loan that was rescinded.

ZR-1 V8 Destino to Cost Around $200,000, Deliveries Start Before Year’s End


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Bob Lutz is a car guy through and through, having served as a top exec in automakers like BMW, Ford, Chrysler and, more recently, General Motors. Even he, though, acknowledges that the new generation has no interest in driving and that soon cars will be self-driving transportation appliances.

Galpin Fisker Rocket Will Cost Just Over $100,000


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We had our man Zac visit Galpin Fisker's LA Auto Show stand and take a few shots of their new Rocket, a 725hp supercharged 2015 Mustang with a carbon-fiber body designed by Henrik Fisker.

New Galpin Fisker Rocket is a Wild 725HP Coachbuilt 2015 Mustang


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The "ultimate American muscle car" we were promised by designer Henrik Fisker and Ford tuner Galpin Auto Sports, the Galpin Fisker Rocket, made its world debut at the LA Auto Show today.

Henrik Fisker and Galpin to Debut New Rocket Muscle Car in LA


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Next week's Los Angeles Auto Show will mark the return of Henrik Fisker to the automotive scene with a new sports car developed in cooperation with Galpin Auto Sports (GAS).

The New Fisker Karma Could Be Just Like the Old Fisker Karma


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Time marches on unless it's the 2012 Fisker Karma we're talking about.

Plan to Restart Fisker Production Detailed after New Chinese Owners’ US Visit


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Wanxiang is the Chinese auto parts giant that acquired troubled automaker Fisker, and is now looking to improve and re-release the company’s sole model, the Karma.

Chinese Owners of Fisker Say Second Model Could Come in 2017


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It seems that the new Chinese owners of Fisker, parts giant Wanxiang, have discovered some 250 “bugs” that need tending to before the Karma is worthy for production yet again. It could have been some of these problems that caused the fires and general niggles that were reported on the first cars to come out.

New Fisker Owner Ready to Spend Whatever it Takes to Beat Tesla


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Lu Guanqiu, the chairman and founder of China’s Wanxiang Group which owns Fisker, is planning to build electric cars in the U.S. and challenge Tesla Motors right in its home market.

Fisker Karma to Reenter Production in Mid-2015; May not be Called Fisker Any More...


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We initially reported that production of the Fisker Karma would be restarted “by the end of 2014,” but now it seems that it’s been pushed back again, closer to mid-2015, according to a new report.

Henrik Fisker Designs Viking Custom Bike Concept for Denmark’s Lauge Jensen


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Henrik Fisker’s automotive manufacturing adventure has ended, but that doesn’t mean that the Danish designer can’t delight gearheads with his creations. Unlike some of his famous designs like the Aston Martin DB9 or BMW Z8, his latest work has only two wheels.

Wanxiang to Restart Fisker Production by End of 2014, Continue Atlantic Development


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The new Chinese owners of Fisker, Wanxiang, have recently made statements that they are looking to restart production of the Karma sedan by the end of 2014, after it paid $149.2 (€108.5) million to gain full control last month. On top of this, they also want to finish developing the company’s second model, the Atlantic.

Fisker Now Belongs to China’s Wanxiang


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Fisker made one of the best-looking four-door saloons ever conceived in the modern era (its biggest selling point that outweighed its green credentials). However, the Karma was (is?) a by many accounts, an ill-made car that had many impractical features and a known small likelihood of spontaneously catching fire.

Fisker Could Be Saved by Last-Minute Bid from China’s Largest Auto Parts Supplier


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Wanxiang, China’s largest auto parts company, made a last-minute bid for Fisker Automotive just days before the bankrupt company was to be sold to a Hong Kong tycoon.

Lutz Says ZR1-Powered Karma On Track for 2014 Launch, will Present New Body Style in Detroit


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When Fisker went down under earlier this year, questions arose about the future of Bob Lutz's latest venture with VL Productions, which had presented a Corvette ZR1 V8-powered version of the Karma saloon at the 2013 Detroit auto show.

And indeed, there were problems, however, Lutz told Automotive News on Thursday that the Detroit venture company has succeeded in buying 25 unsold Karmas while also settling a dispute with an Asian investor that had prohibited VL Productions from accessing the codes that operate the vehicle's infotainment system.

German Company Interested in Buying Fisker Makes First Formal Offer


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You may remember us reporting on a German company called Fritz Nol (or Nols?) that was looking to purchase ailing automaker Fisker. Back when we posted the story, it was not an official move, but now the company says it has sent a signed, concrete offer and is waiting for a reply.