Featured Fisker designs an ugly

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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Source: BOSS Magazine | Fisker Orbit, New Partnership Announced by Fisker Inc.

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    This is supposed to be a shuttle vehicle.

    The original Fisker appealed to Bob Lutz enough that he bought some gliders to install Corvette drivetrains. It never really appealed to me because of the faux engine compartment but here it is:
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    I can't explain why but the Fisker shuttle really looks bad to me and I'm not particularly interested in 'sheet metal art.' It would be kind to call it bullet shaped but more accurate to call it a 'Vitamin E' or some sort of suppository. All I can say for me is UGH!

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    i'm thinking there's a hinge at one end and the whole top flips up.
     
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    We should not confuse the product with their business.

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    "Faux engine compartment"? There's a gas engine in there, even before Lutz got his hands on these.
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Sorry, I didn't care for the Fisker and saw one at the 2009 Detroit Autoshow. I thought and still do that Lutz was trying to impress someone else.

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    I thought the fisker body was well designed for a low volume high priced luxury touring car. The problem was they did not design the PHEV portion well at all. They wanted what became the bmw i8, but instead got poor performance and did not make up for it with efficiency. They probably wanted to design it with something between the i8 and clarity phev drivetrain, but didn't put in the engineering cycles or quality control when initial production had problems.

    Compare Side-by-Side

     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    LOL!!!

    My first thought when I read the thread title was:
    "HA! Look who's talking!!!"........but you're right.

    The Fisker on #1 is pretty homely.

    FWIW....If somebody forced the choice on me, I would take the Prime > the G4.....
    Helps that it's cheaper too.
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    That new Fisker rendering is an autonomous shuttle van.
    The looks aren't as important for such an offering as for a car marketed to an individual.
     
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    It's a box that carries people.
     
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    sounds familiar...
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Not sure what the big deal is, we currently have vehicles like this now, they are called minivans! It's main purpose is to carry people! This is the future folks. Enjoy!
     
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