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Thoughts on this? Many people say it was the DB9 or perhaps one of the coach built or non production Fisker vehicles


In terms of Henrik designs I rank them like this:

1.Sunset
2.V8 Vantage
3.Karma
4.DB9
5.Surf
6.Atlantic (only seen a few pics and I am not a fan of the bronze or red)
7.Z8

Not a huge fan of his cb cars but I think they played an important role with these vehicles.
 

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Karma was by far his best design, followed by the Vantage and Sunset. The Atlantic doesn't strike you as much in person as the Karma does and actually looks better in photos.
 

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I don't think he was solely responsible for the DB9 design. According to Wikipedia:

The DB9, which was designed by Ian Callum and finished by his successor, Henrik Fisker, superseded the now-discontinued Aston Martin DB7 (also by Callum) which started production in 1994.[1]
Having seen the Sunset prototype in person, I have to agree that it is the best design, followed by the Karma and then the Vantage.
 

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In his own words: What I'd Do Differently: Henrik Fisker Interviewed - Feature - Car and Driver
C/D: You and Ian Callum are both variously credited with designing the DB9 and the V-8 Vantage. So, who did what?

HF: It’s something that happens in many companies—you go in and take over a project from someone else. That’s exactly what happened with both the DB9 and the V-8 Vantage. Ian Callum started the DB9, and I finished it. You can argue about the exact cutoff date and who did what, but I would say the V-8 Vantage is definitely a car that I sat down and had to sketch myself because there was no vehicle at that point other than a mid-engined concept. There wasn’t a clear starting and ending date on the DB9, but there definitely was on the V-8 Vantage.
Btw, that interview from 2011, though brief, is rather candid and worth the read.
 

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Could it be that Henrik is waiting for FA to declare BK and then buy the assets on the flip side with the backing of another group of investors. It looks like Fisker CB is a different entity than FA (although there have been conflicting reports about Fisker CB evolving into FA. Henrik could get his name back and start the transition to a smaller volume car company. I really can't see Henrik abandoning his name long term. I bet the guy is drumming up some funds now; in case FA goes BK.
 

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Could it be that Henrik is waiting for FA to declare BK and then buy the assets on the flip side with the backing of another group of investors. It looks like Fisker CB is a different entity than FA (although there have been conflicting reports about Fisker CB evolving into FA. Henrik could get his name back and start the transition to a smaller volume car company. I really can't see Henrik abandoning his name long term. I bet the guy is drumming up some funds now; in case FA goes BK.
What do you think his chances of lining up new investors would be if he screws the first set of investors, including the DOE, to the tune of $1.2B? Of course, if he rides in to the rescue with fresh money just short of BK, he will be hailed as a conquering hero.
 

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Thoughts on this? Many people say it was the DB9 or perhaps one of the coach built or non production Fisker vehicles


In terms of Henrik designs I rank them like this:

1.Sunset
2.V8 Vantage
3.Karma
4.DB9
5.Surf
6.Atlantic (only seen a few pics and I am not a fan of the bronze or red)
7.Z8

Not a huge fan of his cb cars but I think they played an important role with these vehicles.
What about the Latigo

The Artego GT is BEAUTIFUL! Looks like Alfa C4
 
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