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

type Limited Production Car
released at 2013 NAIAS
engine Chevrolet LT1 V8
position Rear
power 335.6 kw / 450 bhp @ 4000 rpm
bhp/weight 187.03 bhp per tonne
torque 610.1 nm / 450 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame Aluminum Space Frame
driven wheels RWD
wheel type HRE 9 or 5 spoke
front tires 255/35WR22
rear tires 285/35WR22
front brakes Brembo Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size 34 x 370 mm / 1.34 x 14.57 in
rear brakes Brembo Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size 28 x 365 mm / 1.10 x 14.37 in
f suspension A-Arms w/ Monotube coil-over Shocks
r suspension A-Arms w/ Monotube coil-over Shocks
curb weight 2406 kg / 5300 lbs
wheelbase 3160 mm / 124.4 in
front track 1692 mm / 66.6 in
rear track 1701 mm / 67.0 in
length 5151 mm / 202.8 in
width 2133 mm / 84.0 in
height 1330 mm / 52.4 in
transmission 4-speed 4L65E Automatic or 6-Speed Manual
top speed ~201.13 kph / 125 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.3 seconds
fuel econ epa 2.35 L/100 km or 100 mpg-us