Force 1 V10


Force 1 V10

The two-seat, all carbon fiber-bodied Force1 is a high-performance, low-production sports car. Force 1 features an all carbon fiber, lightweight body and 21-inch wheels with high-performance Pirelli P Zero tires and Brembo high-performance brakes. The car has one of the most powerful naturally aspirated road engines in the world delivering the best performance in its price class.

Force 1 embodies Henrik Fisker’s design language, which underpins all VLF Automotive cars. With Fisker’s signature balance between Proportion, Sculpture and Graphics, the exterior design of Force 1 boasts classic American sports car proportions with the long hood, short front overhang, long tail, pushed out wheels. “In the case of Force 1, there is an extremely pushed back green house,” Fisker explained. “The sculpture on Force 1 is like a family succession to Destino, dramatic and powerful, relative flat surfaces on the high end of the body side, with lines full of tension, emerging onto a rounder lower section, where Force 1 has a large functional outlet. The sculptural hood has unique large negative surfaces, as in the family of the Destino, with 6 highly needed air intakes and outlets for the 745-HP 8.4 L V10 engine. The windscreen wraps around into the side glass, followed by an elegant, yet aggressive side-line sweeping up towards the rear deck. The graphics are uniquely sleek, with ultra thin lights in front and at the rear, UTV laser blade tail lamps, the thinnest tail lamps in the world. The day light opening (DLO), or side window, has a completely new graphic that ends up in a sharp spear, never seen like this before.”

Force 1 incorporates down force elements such as the deep front spoiler and aggressive rear diffusor in pure visible carbon fiber. At the top of the rear glass sits a unique rear wing spoiler also housing the in car WiFi and 3rd brake light.

Both the front and rear signature Henrik Fisker wheels have a concave section design to improve strength of the wheel, requiring less mass. The 21-inch Aluminum wheels with the wide high performance Pirelli tires sits in lean sculptured pronounced wheel arches. The front features an aggressive grille housing the VLF logo in the center, and two ultra-slim lights sitting above the grille. Behind the carbon-fiber roof sits a small spoiler/antenna enabling Wi-Fi connectivity in the vehicle. The interior is luxurious, with hand stitched ultra-soft leather, Alcantarra, suede with several other unique features, such as a champagne holder.


The Engine

lb-ft @ 6100 rpm


HP @ 6100 rpm


3 sec.



Top Speed


The Specifications

  • Designed by Henrik Fisker
  • Powerful, dramatic sculptural exterior styling
  • Ultra Thin Ventilated (UTV) laser blade tail lamps
  • Luxurious contemporary interior for two people
  • Complete Carbon Fiber body, with polished carbon fiber roof, roof spoiler, front spoiler, top mirror caps and rear diffuser.
  • 21″ wheels with high performance Pirelli P Zero tires
  • Front : 21″x10,5″, Pirelli P ZERO  305/25/ZR21
  • Rear  : 21″x13″,    Pirelli P ZERO  355/25/ZR21
  • Weight: approx 3395 lb / 1538kg
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 4545 mm
    • Width: 2018 mm
    • Height: 1243 mm
    • Wheel base: 2512mm
  • 8,4L V10
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Max power: 745 hp at 6,100 rpm
  • Max torque: 638 lb-ft (928 Nm) at 5,000 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 3 seconds
  • 1/4 mile: 10.97 seconds / 136,88 MPH
  • Max speed: 218 mph
  • Standard : 6 speed manual
  • Optional  : 6 speed automatic with paddle shift
  • Complete leather/suede/alcantarra trim with:
    • Integrated hot spot WIFI
    • Wine/champagne/water holder for two bottles
    • Milled aluminum hidden pen holder
    • Leather & suede sunglasses holder
    • Navigation and HIFI
    • Light weight manual sport seats or optional electric
    • Milled aluminum & leather shifter
    • Smart phone center console pocket for both standard and large phone/USB charging


The Film


The Development Process

1. The Idea Sketch


2D pencil and marker sketch, done “free hand” to bring concept and design details to life.

2. Tape Drawing


Tapes applied on top of an engineering package drawing, where millimeters count.

3. Tape Drawing

HF design process-4

Final details, where for instance door cut lines are lining up with the angle of the A-Pillar, all details to make the design timeless.

4. 1/4 Scale Clay Model


Clay modelers are taking the tape drawing points and creating a 3D clay model, I’m changing lines, that needs correction on 3D model.

5. Virtual 3D Model


Virtual 3D model, created by Alias modeler from clay model scan, with guidance from Henrik Fisker.

6. Details/Components


Details like lights, are engineered and class A-surface is created for manufacturing.

7. First Prototypes


Prototypes are manufactured and tested (lights).

8. Concept Has Become Reality

Force 1 Front 3:4


The Gallery


NAIAS 2016