Henrik Fisker may not have been able to keep a hold on his own company, but that doesn’t negate the fact that he is an amazing designer. His latest creation is a testament to his level of talent. Meet the Aston Martin Vanquish-based Thunderbolt concept.
Being based upon one of the sexiest sports coupes available today likely made creating something that was an improvement a tough process. Fisker was definitely up to the task though, as he took the basic structure of the Vanquish and added just enough to make it even sexier. The changes include a new front fascia with a larger grille and a revised bumper, an updated hood with power domes, new rocker panels, blade-like taillights, bespoke headlights, 21-inch wheels, a 15 mm lower ride height, and a tinted glass roof.
On the inside, Fisker went to town making the already incredible Aston cabin even better. His changes included a custom-built Panasonic 11.6-inch curved LED screen, a Maurice Lacroix Skeleton chronograph clock in the center stack, leather seats wrapped by Italian furniture builder Natuzzi, and a champagne or wine bottle holder in the back seat.
There is no mention of any tuning under the hood, so chances are that the Thunderbolt retains the Vanquish’s AM29 V-12 engine that cranks out 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque.
There are currently no plans to produce the Thunderbolt, but Galpin Auto Sports – Fisker’s partner in creating this slab of awesomeness – states that it can handle building a limited number of this model if the demand is there. Of course, there will be some minor changes from concept to production, as a production Thunderbolt would have a revised front end and would lack the custom-build curved Panasonic screen.