2013 VL-Automotive Destino

DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Destino made its world premier today at the North American International Auto show as the newest four-door performance car in the world market of exclusive automobiles. Based on an award-winning design by Henrik Fisker and powered by the internationally applauded Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 powertrain, Destino is the result of collaboration by industrialist Gilbert Villereal and former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz .

“The goal in designing and engineering this automobile is to provide true motoring enthusiasts with an exquisite work of automotive art that performs at a world-class level. Attention to detail is a paramount concern, as is reliability and ease of maintenance,” according to Lutz. “We have made styling modifications to differentiate our design and reengineered the chassis to accommodate the 638bhp ZR1’s handcrafted LS9 engine with either a manual or automatic transmission. The result is truly an American designed, engineered and manufactured four-door performance car that rivals such models as the Porsche Panamera and Aston-Martin-Lagonda Rapide.

“We are developing our distribution network now and will deliver Destino on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers will have the option of customizing the exterior color and interior trim,” Lutz said.

Destino has an overall length of 202.8 inches and a 124.4 inch wheelbase. Overall height is 52.4 inches.

Destino will be manufactured in Auburn Hills, Michigan under the auspices of VL Productions. Destino is scheduled for retail sales in the second half of 2013 following certification and validation. Prototypes are currently in testing.

VL-Automotive Destino

In Detail

typeLimited Production Car
released at2013 NAIAS
engineChevrolet LT1 V8
positionRear
power335.6 kw / 450 bhp @ 4000 rpm
bhp/weight187.03 bhp per tonne
torque610.1 nm / 450 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frameAluminum Space Frame
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeHRE 9 or 5 spoke
front tires255/35WR22
rear tires285/35WR22
front brakesBrembo Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size34 x 370 mm / 1.34 x 14.57 in
rear brakesBrembo Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size28 x 365 mm / 1.10 x 14.37 in
f suspensionA-Arms w/ Monotube coil-over Shocks
r suspensionA-Arms w/ Monotube coil-over Shocks
curb weight2406 kg / 5300 lbs
wheelbase3160 mm / 124.4 in
front track1692 mm / 66.6 in
rear track1701 mm / 67.0 in
length5151 mm / 202.8 in
width2133 mm / 84.0 in
height1330 mm / 52.4 in
transmission4-speed 4L65E Automatic or 6-Speed Manual
top speed~201.13 kph / 125 mph
0 – 60 mph~6.3 seconds
fuel econ epa2.35 L/100 km or 100 mpg-us