Get another look at the 100mpg, £50,000 Fisker hybrid
31 October 2007

Fisker Automotive has released another image of its forthcoming hybrid-electric saloon car, which will appear at the Detroit motor show this coming January, and go intro production in time for deliveries in October 2009.This front three-quarter static shot is the first chance we’ve had to see the front end of the car and particularly the wide grille, which references the ‘face’ of the Merc SL-based Tramonto convertible and BMW 6-series Latigo coupe that Fisker first showed at the Frankfurt motor show in 2005.The rest of the car appears to borrow cues from the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide, but it deploys them to harmonious effect – just as you’d expect from the man responsible for the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.There’s good news for the project on the technical side, too: ex-BMW engineer Thomas Fritz has been appointed as Fisker Automotive’s Director of Engineering. Fritz brings 19 years of experience to the Fisker team, having had a hand in the development of the current Range Rover, Rolls Royce Phantom and BMW Z8. His appointment will be a huge aid in meeting Fisker’s goal of bringing these 100mpg hybrid cars to market by 2009.No commitment has been made as yet to right hand drive production of the car for the UK, but with a target of production of 15,000 cars a year, Fisker will want to spread its market as far and wide as possible. Expect more news of the car to emerge in the new year.

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