VLF Automotive Force 1 Roadster: Mr Fisker's Viper based drop-top on the way

Convertible version of Henrik Fisker's Dodge Viper V10 powered supercar could arrive at the Shanghai Motor Show

VLF Automotive is preparing a convertible version of the ultra-low volume V10 powered Force 1 supercar it revealed at last year’s Detroit Motor Show, and a reveal at next month’s Shanghai Motor Show could be on the cards. 

The company – formed by legendary automotive designer Henrik Fisker, former General Motors boss Bob Lutz and racing driver Ben Keating – has teased its upcoming creation on social media. 

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The VLF Force 1 Roadster will receive the same running gear as its hard-top sibling – an 8.4-litre V10 motor lifted from the Dodge Viper and producing 745bhp will sit underneath the long, low bonnet, powering the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

The Force 1 Coupe manages a 0-62mph in three seconds and a top speed of 218mph. The Roadster will probably be heavier thanks to additional strengthening, so those performance figures may be curtailed a little. 

In terms of styling, the Force 1 is a long bonneted, aggressive looking coupe with a mass of slits and grilles. The hard-top has a rakish coupe rear end, though the roadster’s convertible roof should mean the car’s side profile changes a little.

VLF built 50 Force 1 Coupes, priced at $268,000 (£215,000) each. Expect a similarly small production run with a slightly steeper price tag when the car is unveiled later this year.

Will the Force 1 Roadster be one of this year's most eyecatching supercars? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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