Thanks to its 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine delivering 707 hp, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is officially the world’s fastest production sedan. However, former General Motors head Bob Lutz believes his upcoming VL Automotive Destino, based on the Fisker Karma, will be even faster.
Development of the VL Automotive Destino is still ongoing but Lutz is particularly proud of the fact that the troublesome hybrid powertrain has been scrapped in favour of the supercharged V8 engine from the Corvette ZR1.
During a piece for Fortune, Lutz revealed that thanks to the potent V8 engine and slippery shape of the Karma, the VL Destino should be capable of a top speed around 320 km/h (200 mph). As a reminder, the Charger SRT Hellcat is capable of 328 km/h (204 mph).
Beyond its impressive top speed, Lutz confirmed the Destino will weigh about 1000 pounds less than the Karma due to the removal of the “huge battery pack and related systems”. Lutz also confirmed that the Destino will cost around $200,000.