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Old January 17th, 2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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Lutz saw a market of people interested in the looks of the $100,000 Karma, but not interested in the hybrid electric powertrain it came with. The simple solution, of course, is to buy up Karma bodies and chassis, give buyers a choice of two Corvette engines (the all-new 6.2-liter LT1 with 450 horsepower, or the maddening 638-horse supercharged LS9 from the ZR-1), change the name of the car, re-engineer some bits and pieces and slap a $180,000 price tag on the hood.

The Destino will be built at VL Automotive’s headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and will be delivered through a still-in-development distribution network starting this summer.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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Now that's a good-looking Vette.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #3
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it actually doesn't look too bad. no doubt to compete with 4 door sporty cars, IE the porsche, the maserati and the Aston.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 12:36 PM   #4
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I said long ago that car was begging for a V8, and manual trans (who knows if they'll do that). It always was a great looking car, but the hybrid aspect of it was a complete turn off. Seen a couple down here parked along Las Olas/Ft Laudy area, sharp sharp looking car that stands out vs other sedans.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 01:03 PM   #5
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It's funny, a friend and I were talking about how someone should take a Fisker and do something awesome with the powertrain, and it looks like we weren't the only ones thinking that. I wonder what they will run.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #6
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Cool idea but why did the cost go up by 80k? What a joke. Should be less if not the same price but more? No way Jose.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 04:09 PM   #7
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Not bad like to see the interior.
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Should be a lot lighter too... think it weighs 4500lbs or something like that mainly b/c of the hybrid/battery system. But yeh don't know why price jumped towards 200k, if anything should be cheaper or at least same price considering the cost of the hybrid system... doubt the car needs major reengineering to do this or else they pry wouldn't bother since demand would be so low at that price and people would still be bothered in this range that it has a "Vette/GM engine".

Price it 100k or less, ZR1 engine, fuck LS7 for all I care, manual trans... they wouldn't be able to build them fast enough, and bet it would kill Benz/Audi/BMW in performance considering how much lighter it would be w/o the hybrid system.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #9
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4500 lbs would be a lot better than the real weight of 5300 lbs. I think that there might be barns that weigh less.
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