Henrik Fisker introduces one-off 'Thunderbolt', a design study based on V12 Vanquish

Before Henrik Fisker started a car company with his name that built the plug-in hybrid Karma, he was a well known car designer having designed cars such as BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

He is no longer involved with the company that use to bear his name and is making an unofficial return to Aston Martin with his latest design study called Thunderbolt.

The one-off Thunderbolt is based on an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Coupe, featuring coach-built carbon fibre bodywork that incorporates Henrik Fisker’s characteristic design cues such as a clean body side with no creases and deeply sculpted air ducting.

The bonnet is dominated by a large power dome with long triangular sculpted air intakes and also incorporates fitment of unique head lamps; thin protruding, blade-like, tail lamps; a wraparound rear window and panoramic dark tinted glass roof; as well as updated exterior detailing including aluminum grille and assorted bright work.

Standard ride height of the car has been lowered by 15 millimeters and it all rides on 21-inch alloy wheels with performance tyres.

“I wanted to create an elegant beautiful GT sports coupe, with pure emotional sculpture, that would stay timeless,” said Henrik Fisker.

Inside, the changes include world’s first application of Panasonic’s 11.6-inch Curved Control Screen in a car, which is designed to reduce reflections and glare. There is also a Skeleton chronograph integrated into the dash, as well as specially trimmed leather surfaces from Italian furniture manufacturer, Natuzzi.

There is also a unique champagne/wine bottle holder.

Thunderbolt was developed purely as a design study and based on initial response however, it is very likely a limited number of additional cars will be built on a special order basis.

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