( Autoweek ) - The first Fisker coachbuilt car has left the building.
It may have taken several years to get his firm up and running, but Henrik Fisker-former Aston Martin designer who opened a design firm in Southern California-delivered No. 1 (of 150) 2007 Fisker Latigo CS V10 sports cars at the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance in tony Beverly Hills, California.
The Latigo sits on a donor BMW 6 Series or M6 chassis and delivers 360 hp when fitted with a V8, or a whopping 648 hp with the V10 This first Latigo CS is the more potent of the two and will deliver an estimated 0-to-60-mph time of 3.9 seconds.
"Hand craftsmanship is at the forefront of this coach-build design. Coach-building is an art form," said Fisker. "We can deliver what many auto enthusiasts have been seeking-attention to detail, which complements the already proven performance."
The Latigo CS interior exudes custom craftsmanship with fit-and-finish, the finest materials and sumptuous, hand-stitched leather throughout.
These cars aren't for the faint of heart or those with a thin pocketbook: Prices for this coachbuilt effort begin at $199,000 (which includes the cost of the donor car) for the 360-hp V8 and head up to $304,000 for the 648-hp Latigo CS V10 Convertible.