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DETROIT 2013: Destino by VL Automotive

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Henry Fisker, well known for this outstanding Design he gave the Fisker Karma, also designed another Car, looking pretty similar but exact the same outstanding look - the Destino by VL Automotive.

Celebrating its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit Motor Show, in these Days the Destino is the result of a cooperation of the industrialists Gilbert Villereal and the former vice chairman of General Motors, Bob Lutz. It will have the propulsion of the Chevrolet Corbette ZR1.

"The objective in the design and implementation of this car was to motorsport enthusiasts to offer an exquisite work of automotive technology at world class level. Attention to detail, reliability and maintainability played the lead roles," says Lutz. "We have made ​​changes to the styling to differentiate our design, and have revised the chassis to the handcrafted LS9 engine equip 638bhp ZR1 with either a manual or automatic transmission. The result is a truly American-designed, engineered and manufactured a four-door sports car that can compete with cars like the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide."

The Destino is assembled in Auburn Hills, Michigan, prepared under the supervision of VL Productions. The Destino will be available at retail for the certification and validation in the second half of 2013. The prototypes are currently being tested.

The Specifications and technical Details:

> 4-speed 4L65E Automatic transmission paired with a 3.42 performance rear axle ratio.
> 6-speed Manual with twin-disc clutch, launch control, and 3.42 performance rear axle ratio.

> Base option 6.2-Liter LT-1 direct injection V8
> Power output rated at 450bhp at 6000 rpm and 450 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm.
> Optional 6.2-Liter supercharged LS9 V8
> Power output is rated 638 bhp at 6500 rpm and 604 lb-ft at 3800 rpm.
> Equipped with an Eaton 4-lobe roots type supercharger

> Air bags 8 total air bags: two-stage driver/passenger air bags with separate knee air bags.
Full length side curtain and seat side air bags
> Dynamic Safety Electronic Stability Control (ESC) w/ Traction Control System (TCS)
> Construction Proprietary aluminum frame with front and rear crush zones and side
impact protection
> Brakes Antilock Brake System (ABS) w/ Brake Assist
> Child Seating Low Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in passenger and rear seats'

> Front 22" HRE 9 or 5 spoke w/ 255/35WR22 tires
> Rear 22" HRE 9 or 5 spoke w/ 285/35WR22 tires

> Type 4-wheel disc brakes with electro-hydraulic boost
> Front Brembo 370x34mm 2-piece rotors with 6-piston calipers
> Rear Brembo 365x28mm single piece rotors with 4-piston calipers
> Parking Electrically actuated rear parking brake

> Infotainment System 10.2" multifunction haptic touchscreen
> Standard Audio System 100 watts, 6 speakers, 4 channels
> Premium Audio System 295 watts, 8 speakers including subwoofer, 6 channels
> Audio Inputs AM, FM, MP3, USB, and AUX audio inputs. Sirius XM Radio Ready (North America)
> Communications Bluetooth handsfree phone compatibility
> Climate Control Dual-zone automatic air conditioning with heated front and rear seats
> Seating 6-way power front seats with lumbar adjustment and memory
> Lighting Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED interior lighting
> Mirrors Auto-dimming rear and side view mirrors
> Controls Steering wheel mounted audio and phone controls
> Accessibility Keyless ignition with push-button start. HomeLink (North America)
> Navigation Voice activated with turn-by-turn directions
> Rear View Camera Trunk lid mounted rear view camera
> Leather Interior Low pigmentation, high yield - > Suede Interior 100% post-industrial textile

> Suspension Type 4-wheel independent suspension with Short-Long Arm (SLA) architecture
> Front Monotube coil-over with aluminum control arms and stabilizer bar
> Rear Load-leveling coil-over with aluminum control arms and stabilizer bar
> Ground Clearance 5.6/142 (in/mm) - > Steering Turns Lock-to-Lock 2.7
> Steering Type Rack in pinion with variable speed, electro-hydraulic power assist - > Steering Ratio Variable 14.5:1 to 16.1:1
> Turning Circle Curb-to-Curb 40.4/12.3 (ft/m) - > Turning Circle Wall-to-Wall 41.1/12.5 (ft/m)

> Wheelbase 124.4/3160 (in/mm)
> Overall Length 202.8/5151 (in/mm) - > Overall Width 84.0/2133 (in/mm)
> Overall Height 52.4/1330 (in/mm)
> Front Track 66.6/1692 (in/mm) - > Rear Track 67.0/1701 (in/mm)

> Seating Capacity 4
> Headroom, Front 38.3/973 (in/mm) - > Headroom, Rear 35.7/908 (in/mm)
> Legroom, Front 42.6/1083 (in/mm) - > Legroom, Rear 31.4/798 (in/mm)
> EPA Passenger Volume, Front 53.8/1524 (ft^3/liters) - > EPA Passenger Volume, Rear 35.0/991 (ft^3/liters)
> Luggage Compartment Volume 6.9/195 (ft^3/liters) - > EPA Passenger Car Volume 95.7/2710 (ft^3/liters)

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