You Can Own a Fisker Aston Martin for $400,000
Happen to catch the latest design from Henrik Fisker?
The eccentric Danish auto designer unveiled his $400,000 “Thunderbolt” this past weekend at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, a vintage car show held each year off the east coast of Florida, near the Georgia state line.
It’s a GT coupe hewn from a stock Aston Martin Vanquish. The V12 beast with 568 horsepower is available only by special-order through Galpin Auto Sports, a design house in Los Angeles. (You have to buy the car first; the $400,000 is for all the work after that.)
Fisker said via e-mail on Monday that the car is meant to give real enthusiasts access to something that virtually no one can get. The vehicle's rarity makes it especially valuable as a collector's item.
“Auctioneers have started to show tremendous interest in modern coach-built collectibles,” Fisker said.
This one is particularly special. It has a hand-laid carbon fiber body, a dark wrap-around rear window, and tail lamps that are cut so thin they look like daggers. Inside, it has an 11.6-inch Panasonic screen that moves to accommodate the driver’s height. A skeleton chronograph clock by Maurice Lacroix is set into the dashboard.
Fisker declined to divulge how many have been ordered, but he promised to make no more than 24 of them. Wait time at this moment is three months.