Henrik Fisker will reportedly show two new concept cars at January's Detroit motor show, with one being dubbed The Force 1
Darren Moss
11 December 2015

Henrik Fisker will reportedly show two new concept cars at the Detroit motor show in January.

While very little is known about the new models, Fisker has said that one of the cars will be called The Force 1 and will be powered by a powertrain that's "among the world's highest-output naturally aspirated engines".

Speaking to American website Autoweek, Fisker said: "This high-performance automobile is an American take on a super sports car featuring powerful, dynamic sculptural exterior styling, 'Ultra Thin Ventilated' blade tail-lights and a luxurious contemporary interior for two people".

The Force 1 is understood to feature carbonfibre bodwork and sit on 21in alloy wheels shod in Pirelli P Zero tyres. It's understood to also feature a new active suspension design, the result of a collaboration between Fisker and "an acclaimed American racing driver".

Fisker added: "I met and talked with an American racer, who still races, and he had developed an active suspension for a vehicle he’s racing, so we thought it’d be the right type of set-up for us.”

The Force 1 is expected to be priced between $200,000 and $300,000 (around £131,000-£197,000), with production limited to "up to" 50 units. The Force 1 is due to enter production in Michigan next April.

An accompanying design sketch, which apparently shows one of the two cars headed for Detroit, reveals a long bonnet with a swept-back design.

“It’s exciting to see an American small car company in this market dominated by Europeans," said Fisker. "You’re seeing traditional larger car makers looking for this perfect all-around vehicle. We’re going to be a little more on the edge in luxury, style and power. It’ll be more radical.”

Fisker's previous car was the Rocket, which he produced in collaboration with Galpin Auto Sports in the US and was first shown in coupé form at last year's Los Angeles motor show. An updated Speedster version was then shown at this year's Pebble Beach concours. The Rocket is based on the latest Ford Mustang but features unique styling and an all-carbonfibre body. It's powered by a specially built, supercharged version of Ford's quad-cam V8 engine.

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