3 August 2005 – Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler will deliver the first two designs at the Frankfurt International Auto Show.
“These designs will show how we are redefining the art of coachbuilding for the 21st century: design excellence rooted in the true California spirit, as portrayed in the logo design with the sun setting over the ocean”.
“The exotic Fisker Tramonto, our inaugural offering, is a thrilling two seater convertible that delivers 610 horsepower – with a top down 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Production will be limited to 150, so sightings of the Fisker Tramonto will always be a rarity. As will sightings for our second design, which will hit the market in 2006.”
All Fisker cars will have an all-new exterior design and re-designed interior expressing a distinctive Fisker Design DNA. Each Fisker model will also have a recognizable face. The grille design was inspired by highly sophisticated aircraft designs, such as the F/A-22 Raptor. The Fisker Tramonto’s stunning front silhouette is similar to this jet aircraft, with the large center opening tying into the fuselage and the two wings expanding from the mouth.
Who is Henrik Fisker
Henrik Fisker was born in Denmark on the 10th of August, 1963. He graduated from the Art center college of Design in 1989.
He began his career in Germany with Bmw – first at their advanced design studio BMW Technick GmbH, then for the prestigious Design Headquarters.
Some of his works include the Z07 Concept (1997) and the Z8 Roadster (1999). In 2001 Fisker became President and Chief Executive Officer of BMW’s California-based industrial design subsidiary, Designworks/USA.
Later that year, he joined Ford Motor Company where he became Design Director for Aston Martin and Director of Ford’s Global Advanced Design Studio (CAPC) in Irvine, California.
Under his direction the Lincoln Zephyr and the Shelby GR-1 concepts were created.
At Aston Martin, he was responsible for the Design of the Aston Martin DB-9, as well as the show-car and upcoming production car, the Aston Martin AM-V8 Vantage.
In january 2005 Henrik Fisker, together with his partner Bernhard Koehler, launched Fisker Coachbuild.
About FISKER COACHBUILD…
FISKER COACHBUILD is a privately owned company with the majority held by the founders Henrik Fisker (Chief Executive Officer) and Bernhard Koehler (Chief Operating Officer). Financial support was received through a group of international investors.
(Source: Fisker Coachbuild)