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    Thread: The only M6-based Fisker Latigo CS in the world has been sold

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      12-04-2011 01:48 AM #26
      the front fascia reminds me of:

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      12-04-2011 10:45 PM #27
      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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      10-01-2012 12:46 AM #28
      In another thread regarding "Unicorns", we began discussing this car again. So as not to hijack or derail that thread, I am posting some additional pictures of the interior and engine here.

      Also, I was encouraged to update the Wikipedia entry for the Fisker Latigo, which I have started to do...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisker_Latigo_CS










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      10-01-2012 01:26 AM #29
      very cool car. and very funny how you were able to stay under the radar for this thread while people were talking about your car. i hope you are enjoying that lovely collection.

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      10-01-2012 01:55 AM #30
      I like how the original picture in this thread is Dave's garage, haha

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      10-01-2012 02:00 AM #31
      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 #33
      Dave, are you still a director at Fisker?

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

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      10-01-2012 04:01 AM #34
      It's hard to make a car that doesn't look better than the 6-series.

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      10-01-2012 04:42 AM #35
      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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      10-01-2012 03:49 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      That is a 1968 Datsun 2000 Roadster.
      Did you get to Solvang this year? My friends drove their 311's from Oregon.


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      10-02-2012 01:40 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      Did you get to Solvang this year? My friends drove their 311's from Oregon.
      No, I have never attended the Solvang event - something always gets in the way! I do know of Michael at Spriso Motorsports up your way and the amazing stuff he does with engine swaps for Roadsters. I called him last month to see if he would build one for me (I want an SR20DE Turbo version) and he told me he is so backed up it would take more than a year!

      However, I did recently get a group of Datsun guys together from the 311s Forums and we had a great fun run in August...described on the 311s.org Forums and also here:

      http://www.zcarblog.com/2012/08/26/e...ictures-2.html

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      10-02-2012 01:52 AM #38
      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.

    13. 10-02-2012 03:27 AM #39
      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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      10-02-2012 08:43 AM #40
      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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      10-02-2012 03:21 PM #41
      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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      10-02-2012 06:22 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      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 teh 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 amkes 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 teh excellent underlying architecture tto build their own coupe. Its not supposed to be better or worse, just diffeernt, and an interpretation of the designer's own style. Also -- unlike some coachbuilders of the past, the entire enine 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).













      You may have missed this due to my inherent subtly 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.
      I did miss that. But I love you collection. They're your cars. You bought them for a reason. As long as you're happy with your purchase, there's no reason to try to defend your decisions. Especially with these guys here

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      10-03-2012 06:59 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      I called him last month to see if he would build one for me (I want an SR20DE Turbo version) and he told me he is so backed up it would take more than a year!
      Some TCL bastard is probably holding things up with his SR20 Miata...

      Spriso is busy though. Hard enough to work on cars with all the work and family obligations.

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      10-03-2012 08:03 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      Some TCL bastard is probably holding things up with his SR20 Miata...

      Spriso is busy though. Hard enough to work on cars with all the work and family obligations.
      OMG, that Miata (link) is awesome! I love the color! My first car was a bright orange '72 Datsun 510. Man, I still love that color. And that exposed SR20 is looking pretty damned imposing in the Miata! It'll almost be a shame when the hood goes on.

      Everything Michael does at Spriso Motorsports is over-the-top quality from what I have seen. I still hope to find a buildable Datsun to bring him and let him work his magic over time.

      Meanwhile, DiamondDave, if you take a road trip south into NorCal, come on by the garage and you can test drive the Latigo or anything else in the garage. As the Datsun guys will tell you, I come from an very humble background, so I love to share my cars with other true car guys!

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      10-03-2012 08:18 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post

      Meanwhile, DiamondDave, if you take a road trip south into NorCal, come on by the garage and you can test drive the Latigo or anything else in the garage. As the Datsun guys will tell you, I come from an very humble background, so I love to share my cars with other true car guys!
      Does this apply to Dave or to everyone else as well?

      I could loop up to NorCal, drive your cars, grab Slonie and then take off for CO to drive Sherpa's F40. Now that a good way to spend a weekend .
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      10-03-2012 08:24 PM #46
      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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      10-03-2012 09:34 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Does this apply to Dave or to everyone else as well?

      I could loop up to NorCal, drive your cars, grab Slonie and then take off for CO to drive Sherpa's F40. Now that a good way to spend a weekend .
      It applies to anyone... I do a lot of local fun runs and car weekends with people all around here. It's an open invitation, Vad...tell me when you want to come to town, we can probs find a time I am available as well. Bring your favorite cruiser, come on up and we'll drive a couple of the great roads in the Bay Area! Then you will be ready for that drive to Colorado!

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      10-05-2012 08:24 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      OMG, that Miata (link) is awesome! I love the color! My first car was a bright orange '72 Datsun 510. Man, I still love that color. And that exposed SR20 is looking pretty damned imposing in the Miata! It'll almost be a shame when the hood goes on.
      Thanks. Somehow the money bush was bigger before kids and a mortgage. Orange 510? I got a ticket in one of those once on a brief test drive at Mt Shasta.





      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      Meanwhile, DiamondDave, if you take a road trip south into NorCal, come on by the garage and you can test drive the Latigo or anything else in the garage.
      Cool, that's an enticing offer! I'd like to finish the Miata (in the near future) and take a run down the coast. My Dad retired to Lompoc for the winery life, so a NorCal trip is pretty easy to justify.
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      10-05-2012 09:09 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      Orange 510? I got a ticket in one of those once on a brief test drive at Mt Shasta.
      Sweet we're twins...I got lots of tickets in that car, too. And I'm sure my Mom loved me parking on the lawn. In my defense, I was young and stupid. Now I'm no longer young...


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      10-05-2012 10:36 PM #50
      With all the stunning cars available these days in that price range, what would compel someone to buy one of these cobbled together parts-bin frankensteins. I just don't get it. To each their own.
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