The 7 most important features of the $270,000 Force 1 supercar, as told by the designer himself

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Henrik Fisker’s latest supercar, the Force 1, is hitting the roads.

The Force 1 is Fisker’s latest luxury car since the Karma, which became a distant memory after Fisker Automotive went bankrupt in 2011. Production of the Force 1 began at the end of August.

We spoke to Fisker about the Force 1 and his favorite features – here’s what he had to say:


“We wanted to create the ultimate American supercar,” Fisker told Business Insider of the inspiration behind the car.

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And the specs certainly support that notion – The Force 1 has a top speed of 218 mph. It can also accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds.


To make it a true American supercar, Fisker said it was important the Force 1 had torque and sheer power. So he equipped the car with “the largest natural aspirated [V10] engine in the world.”

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“Low-end torque and power where you get really quick off the line, you always have power available, that’s always been unique about specifically the American large V8 engines,” he said.

That engine combined with the car’s carbon fiber body means the Force 1 sure can move.


And the design is meant to reflect that power. The car has “extreme proportions” and a set-back cabin because more than half the car is taken up by the engine.

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“I wanted to show the overall nature of this vehicle, the power shining through,” Fisker explained. “It’s almost like a tight cloth on a muscle — you see the muscles coming through and that’s what you see in the design of this car.”

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VLF Automotive is only producing 50 of the Force 1. Each car has a unique color and interior specifically designed to the owner’s liking.

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True to Fisker’s character, the car comes with some high-end touches like champagne holders and other fun details, like special pockets for your sunglasses and pens.

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“I would say for myself, it was really about showing a slightly more raw side of myself and my design as I haven’t been doing with many other vehicles, which are probably a little more refined and understated,” Fisker said. “This is right in your face and I think it’s appropriate.”

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Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the price was $230,000.