Bob Lutz Says VL Destino Could Be The World’s Fastest Sedan


The Fisker Karma didn’t last long as a plug-in hybrid sedan, though both Bob Lutz and Wanxiang Automotive plan to give it a second chance at life. While Wanxiang will stick to the original plan of building electrified vehicles, Lutz says his Karma-based VL Destino could end up being the fastest sedan on the market…even the 707 horsepower Charger Hellcat.

The Destino could end up outpacing the competition thanks to a 630 horsepower supercharged LS9 V8 and a curb weight about 1,000 pounds less than the Fisker Karma it was based on. So instead of weighing 5,300 pounds, the Destino should be a comparatively-svelte 4,300 pounds. Lutz is quoted in Fortune Magazine as saying that the Destino could be “among the fastest four-door cars in the world” and followed that statement up in a video as saying it “most likely” will attain that distinction.

Now when Lutz says fastest, he is referring to overall top speed. That means the Destino would need to be able to go faster than 204 MPH, which is where the 707 horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat tops out. While the Tesla Model S P85D may outpace the Destino from 0 to 60 MPH with its claimed 3.2 second time, its still limited to a top speed of just 155 MPH. If Lutz can somehow push his Fisker-based supercar over the 200 MPH, that’d be an accomplishment in and of itself. If he can actually spearhead the company that builds the fastest four-door car in the world though, and just months after the Charger Hellcat was officially revealed?

I guess if it proves one thing, it’s that Bob Lutz isn’t going away anytime soon.

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.