Vroom! The man responsible for cars that can make your loved one whip down their strides quicker than you can say ‘I love you’, is turning his thoughts lightly to an eco-friendly supercar.
Supercars are usually the reserve of engines that do more to harm the environment than
Henrik Fisker, who made the Aston Martin DB9 and the BMW Z8, is creating a £50,000 four-door sports saloon, set to be launched at the Detroit Motor Show in January.
Here’s the detail from :
The technology underneath is all-new. Described as a plug-in hybrid, the Fisker can run for 50 miles on a single charge. Only when the batteries are drained does the conventional engine kick in. There will be a choice of a petrol unit or diesel and Fisker says a tank range of 620 miles is possible with the latter. The
car maker reckons all versions will easily return more than 100mpg. California
I had the extraordinary experience of meeting Mr. Baker in my office reception (he was going to do some voice-over for some small programme on BBC 3 I think at the time), where he turned dramatically around to me and asked: “Why do pawn shops have three balls hanging outside?”. I of course said, “I have no idea Mr. Baker, but I’ll find out.” and so I did – it’s the Lombardy family’s crest as they were the first money-lenders in Europe – and he thanked me profusely. And I never saw him again. Apart from with that comedian who does impressions and the ‘I can’t believe it’s not butter’ ad. And this post isn’t green either, but I think he was wearing something green that day…
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