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    1. Senior Member Wimbledon's Avatar
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      11-29-2011 11:47 PM #1
      Only two Latigo CS models were ever made -- a prototype based on a 645i and one customer car based on an M6.

      The car now belongs to a new owner awaiting his Fisker Karma:

      http://fiskerbuzz.com/forums/Thread-...ker-Latigo-001

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      11-29-2011 11:54 PM #2
      Don't care much for the front end but I do like the rear (despite the fact that the taillight lenses are ever-so-slightly not aligned properly).
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      11-30-2011 03:45 AM #3
      I want one.

      *EDIT* Just read it may go to the Silicon Valley Fisker which if I'm not mistaken is right next to the McLaren dealer about 2 miles from my house. Will do what I can to get some pics.

      Also I like that guys taste in cars.


      I did recently see this though. Apparently also 1 of 1.


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      11-30-2011 04:11 AM #4
      I would of thought the interior could be changed more, although the optional stripe in the seats is not what I meant.
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    5. 11-30-2011 04:26 AM #5
      God that is tacky; Rooks Chinese.
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      11-30-2011 03:41 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by flat6guy View Post
      God that is tacky; Rooks Chinese.
      I think it looks much better than the M6 it is based on.
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      Sold the fun cars. :(
      11-30-2011 04:41 PM #7
      What model Datsun is that?! I want!
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    8. 12-03-2011 10:49 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Wimbledon View Post
      I think it looks much better than the M6 it is based on.
      most def

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      12-03-2011 04:30 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      I want one.

      *EDIT* Just read it may go to the Silicon Valley Fisker which if I'm not mistaken is right next to the McLaren dealer about 2 miles from my house. Will do what I can to get some pics.

      Also I like that guys taste in cars.


      I did recently see this though. Apparently also 1 of 1.


      I believe either 13 or 14 were sold.
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      12-03-2011 05:13 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Wimbledon View Post
      I believe either 13 or 14 were sold.
      Of the V8 models. The one I saw was apparently the only V12 TT made.
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      12-03-2011 05:20 PM #11
      Looks stupid, like a bootleg Aston.

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      12-03-2011 06:04 PM #12
      I used to see that car down here by the Viagra Triangle all the time... Cool car.
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      12-03-2011 06:31 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by screwloose45 View Post
      Looks stupid, like a bootleg Aston.
      Maybe because the designer is the same guy.

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      12-03-2011 06:10 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Of the V8 models. The one I saw was apparently the only V12 TT made.
      What is your source for this information?
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      12-04-2011 12:22 AM #15
      Fisker Tramonto

      I remember seeing both of these in the same year.

      The Tramonto was really well styled IMO

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      12-04-2011 01:20 AM #16
      I remember seeing a silver one for sale in Jersey not too long ago.

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      12-04-2011 01:48 AM #17
      the front fascia reminds me of:

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      12-04-2011 10:45 PM #18
      And... it's one of those cars you just have to see up close and in person to appreciate it. Everyone has their own opinion about style, more power to ya.

      Obviously, if you like Fisker designs, it might work for you. If you don't... not so much. Henrik uses a lot of the same style elements, and some on the Latigo look like those you have seen some on his other works, like the BMW Z8 (tail lights), Aston V8 Vantage (hood), and the Karma (front brake ducts)





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      12-03-2011 04:35 PM #19
      I'll take anything in that shop EXCEPT that idiotic Fisker.
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      10-03-2012 08:24 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      I'll take anything in that shop EXCEPT that idiotic Fisker.

      Well it's nicer than the car you built...at your car company...that you started from scratch.
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      12-03-2011 04:51 PM #21
      Rice?

      Its a great looking car, just not they best pictures of it.


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      12-03-2011 06:12 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by NitroNSX View Post
      Rice?

      Its a great looking car, just not they best pictures of it.

      In the 20s and 30s, this would have been considered a coachbuilt car and become quite valuable. Only on the internet is it considered rice. Why? Because the internet can be accessed by anyone with a basic computer and an opinion regardless of whether or not they know what they are talking about.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      10-01-2012 04:42 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris_V View Post
      In the 20s and 30s, this would have been considered a coachbuilt car and become quite valuable. Only on the internet is it considered rice. Why? Because the internet can be accessed by anyone with a basic computer and an opinion regardless of whether or not they know what they are talking about.
      Most coachbuilt had way more that differences them from the original car than this. This is more similar to the S class-based Monteverdi Tiara class and the likes which are hardly quite valuable cars today. It can't be compared to the proper and today valuable coachbuilt cars of yore.

      Btw: I've also noticed how you imminently dismiss any opinions besides your own (see also the corvette c7 tread where you attacked). Not very polite. That you don't like this car don't necessarily means that you don't know what you are talking about.
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      10-02-2012 03:21 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Galrot View Post
      Most coachbuilt had way more that differences them from the original car than this.... It can't be compared to the proper and today valuable coachbuilt cars of yore.
      While I respect your opinion and everyone else's here, my view is a tad different, so I will respectfully disagree. The coachbuilders of yesteryear did not have to contend with crash testing cars, safety regulations, etc. So today's coachbuilder is limited in what it can do...bumpers and lights must stay in exact position, pillars and structure can't be changed. In the past, I could mount a porcelain bathtub on a chassis and it could be sold as a roadgoing vehicle. So, today it is harder to coachbuild away from underlying structure. That said, I also disagree that the Latigo isn't far from the M6. Compared to the Mercedes you mentioned (which kept doors and roof the same), Fisker has replaced every body panel. Look at the two photos below comparing the M6 and Latigo. While the changes may be subtle, every design element was thought out. Note how the crease down the side is lifted up on the Latigo, running straight through the door handle line and extending farther back, all the way to the rear lights. Note how the trunk looks elongated and softer, and how the rear lower panels are smooth and integrate the bumper with no bumper sticking out. See the lower rocker panel that does not turn upward, creating a straighter looking car. Note that the hood creases gives a sharper angle to the front and makes the car more pointy and less snub-nosed. It all comes together to make the car look sleeker (IMO), more elegant, and according to many auto journalists, slightly more Italian looking. Fisker never was trying to make a "better" BMW, they just used the excellent underlying M6 architecture to build their own coupe. Its not supposed to be better or worse, just different, and an interpretation of the designer's own style. Also -- unlike some coachbuilders of the past, the entire engine has been rebuilt on the Latigo. And finally, look at the last photo below of the 2012 BMW M6 and try to tell me that you DON'T see a few of those Fisker Latigo design cues now being used on the M6 (rocker panels, crease, pointier hood, etc).











      Quote Originally Posted by VRhooptie View Post
      That look like one of the TCLers car collection.
      You may have missed this due to my inherent subtlety and lack of vitriolic response to people bashing my car, but to be more clear - its my car collection and my garage. Look to the left now in my profile/sig. I also post as Dave_Car_Guy on Datsun, Porsche, Ferrari, Aston, and BMW forums.
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    25. 10-08-2012 11:24 AM #25
      Very nice car.. Also like the SL55amg based Fisker.. the Tramonto?!

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      10-01-2012 01:55 AM #26
      I like how the original picture in this thread is Dave's garage, haha

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      I like how the original picture in this thread is Dave's garage, haha

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      And I think all the cars in the pic are his. Quite the collection, doing very well Dave I see
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      10-01-2012 02:13 AM #28
      Dave, are you still a director at Fisker?

      There's another (former) Fisker guy here in TCL.

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      It's hard to make a car that doesn't look better than the 6-series.

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      10-02-2012 08:43 AM #30
      That look like one of the TCLers car collection. So first a guy with a F40 now a guy with some really rare cars. Hey maybe if I hang around here enough it'll rub off on me

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      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Dave, are you still a director at Fisker?
      You've been reading! No....I left the Board in 2010 when I retired.

    32. 10-02-2012 03:27 AM #32
      I saw it parked out on a street in Culver City 1-2 yrs ago. I knew what it was but didn't know it was that rare.

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