Fisker isn’t just developing a sensible electric SUV, with its CEO teasing something decidedly more exciting: an electric supercar.
Overnight, Henrik Fisker posted a now-deleted tweet targeted towards fans that teased a new model resembling a muscular convertible grand tourer.
A team member from the publication Motor1.com was able to screenshot Mr Fisker’s tweet before he deleted it.
“Still top secret!” said Mr Fisker in his deleted tweet.
“But I was excited today in our engineering meeting! First aero test & downforce test of our electric super car came out amazing! It’s in a segment that does not exist today, period!”
The single teaser image shows the rear three-quarter angle of the car with very little details able to be distinguished through what appears to look like either foam or cloud-like forms.
Taking from what Mr Fisker said in his tweet, these forms appear to be from the company’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) testing which digitally simulates the aerodynamic properties and performance of the car.
The car is finished in white with a black roof and has a recognisable grand tourer silhouette, with a boxy, purposeful rear.
It also has swollen rear wheel arches, a ducktail rear spoiler with an integrated light bar, and what appears to be a rear diffuser with chrome garnishes.
The electric supercar’s black roof hints towards it being a soft-top convertible or a removable roof panel.
Mr Fisker is well acquainted with sports cars and supercars as he was a designer for both BMW and Aston Martin. He’s best known for designing the Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage, as well as the BMW Z8.
Most recently Fisker revealed a production-intent version of its Ocean electric SUV at the 2021 Los Angeles motor show.
Boasting a number interesting features such as a retracting rear window and a solar roof, the Ocean will be produced by Magna-Steyr at a carbon-neutral plant in Graz, Australia from November 17, 2022.
The Ocean is available in either single-motor front- or dual-motor all-wheel drive drivetrain configurations and all have some form of CATL-supplied battery pack.
The range opens with the entry-level Ocean Sport, priced at US$37,499 (A$51,507), and rises all the way to the top-of-the-range Ocean Extreme, priced at US$68,999 ($94,774).
The first 5000 Ocean SUVs produced will be a special launch edition version called the Ocean One, which will feature more standard equipment than the Ocean Extreme.
Fisker also announced in May 2021 that it’s entering into a joint venture with Foxconn to build an afford EV in the US, codenamed Project Pear.
This Fisker EV will enter production in the fourth quarter of 2023 and use a lightweight platform called FP28.
In January 2021 the EV startup also teased its Alaska electric ute, set to join the ever-growing segment that currently boasts the Rivian R1T, GMC Hummer EV, Ford F-150 Lightning, as well as the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck.
Details about the Alaska are still scarce, with no information on the drivetrain, battery range or performance published so far.
The Ocean, Pear and Alaska represent Henrik Fisker’s second attempt at vehicle manufacturing. His first was Fisker Automotive, which produced the Fisker Karma.
This was a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) grand tourer that debuted in 2008 and was first delivered in 2011.
The company went under in 2014 and sold the rights to the Karma to a Californian company, which relaunched it as the Karma Revero.