Fisker Tramonto : 2006

A Sculptured Statement of Exotic, Two-Seat, Open Air Motoring.
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$296,775 Supercharged 5.5-liter v8 610.0 n/a
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Together, Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler are building on one of the world's greatest handcrafted experiences in car design, coachbuilding. They are crafting a line of automobiles that will redefine automotive performance, elegance and exclusive luxury.

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Earlier this year, Fisker and Koehler recruited a small group of international investors to bring the Fisker Coachbuild experience to life. A workshop was rented, a handful of craftsmen hired, and production of the Fisker Tramonto and Latigo CS turned from dream to reality.

The Fisker Coachbuild 2006 Tramonto is a sculpted statement of exotic, two-seat, open-air motoring. Beneath the skin, the engineering excellence of what its base architecture once was, a Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, remains. The myriad array of Mercedes-Benz's finest technological innovations, from the power-retractable hardtop to Active Body Control (ABC), remain untouched, as do safety systems, including crumple zones and airbags. At the same time, the Tramonto has become something much more, and the differences go beyond what meets the eye.

Fisker Tramonto Exterior Design.
The stance is wide and low. Ground hugging. The lines flow smoothly from start to finish, unbroken in the signature Fisker style. The overall look conveys movement, speed and power, whether the power retractable hardtop is secured for foul-weather driving or stowed for open-air motoring.

Compared to its original platform, the Tramonto is reproportioned with a shorter back end, a longer-looking hood line with a pronounced power dome, and no visual bumpers. It is poised, balanced, sculptured and exotic. From any angle, the message is uncompromisingly beautiful.

Take a casual glance at the new car's muscular lines. Gaps between body panels are tight and uniform. Aluminum and carbon fiber, materials that befit an exotic sports car, make up the body panels. Steel is used judiciously, to enhance structural rigidity. All Fisker Coachbuild models will have an all-new exterior design and re-designed interior expressing a distinctive Fisker Design DNA. Each Fisker car will also have a recognizable face.

The grille design was inspired by highly sophisticated aircraft designs, such as the F/A-22 Raptor. The Fisker Tramonto's stunning front silhouette is similar to this sleek jet aircraft, with the large center opening tying into the fuselage and the two wings expanding from the mouth.

Tramonto Interior Design.
Interior design is as crucial as the exterior, after all, it is here that driver and machine become one. To bring the Fisker Coachbuild design to life, they have teamed with Distinctive Industries, the American-based leather interior experts. All seat and fascia surfaces are expertly hand trimmed and hand stitched, in a selection of super-premium, soft yet durable Italian leathers. Milled aluminum highlights the center console, and aluminum details accent the switch gear, joining with leather to form the strong Fisker logo bars on the gear shift knob. The multifunction steering wheel is a Fisker original, with built-in sound system controls.

Installed as a complete assembly, the center console makes a new signature statement. The unit construction demonstrates rare aesthetics in the aluminum caged design. It also features a symmetrical look into which the controls and switches are integrated. The instrument cluster retains the three main gauges with Fisker accents.

"There is a unique sense of intimacy with the interior design through the use of natural materials," expresses Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Coachbuild. "Close attention to detail ensures a high quality fit, finish and feel."

The cabin experience is rounded out with such technical niceties as the standard COMAND system with DVD navigation, and the digital Bose Cabin Surround sound system. This audio tour de force features multichannel architecture, utilizing eight speakers and 5.1-channel Bose Centerpoint signal processing to generate a 360o field of sound. And Bose AudioPilot digitally compensates for unwanted ambient noise, to maintain clarity with no perceptible change in volume.

Tramonto Performance Plus Package.
Fisker Coachbuild has teamed with Kleemann, the world's leader in Kompressor (supercharger) technology for Mercedes-Benz, to create the Fisker/Kleemann 610-hp supercharged 5.5-liter V8 with a 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. The performance starts with custom-made ECU program, redesigned pulley wheel and Super Sport Camshafts, to maximize engine output. Enlarged stainless steel tubular exhaust headers, down pipes and 70 mm dual exhaust system with four steel cats allow for freer breathing, a system which is further enhanced with Kleemann 120-cell metal catalysts for maximum performance gain. All of these modifications result in rewards that range from the concrete to the visceral. The supercharged engine produces over 650 lb-ft of torque and 610 hp, delivering a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds and smooth power throughout the entire operating range. And while it cannot be quantified, the music of the Fisker/Kleemann engine produces some strong feelings of its own.

Never before have there been automobiles like the Fisker Tramonto or Fisker Latigo CS, and there will only ever be 150 of each. And while owning a Fisker will be a singular privilege, so too will be the experience of acquiring one.

Fisker Coachbuild is a privately owned company with the majority held by the founders Henrik Fisker (Chief Executive Officer) and Bernhard Koehler (Chief Operating Officer). Financial support was received through a group of international investors.

Type: V8, Supercharged
Displacement cu in (cc): 332 (5439)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 610(455) / 5800
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 270(650) / 2200-4700

Brakes & Tires.
Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R: 255/30 ZR20 - 328/25 ZR20
Driveline: Rear Wheel Drive

Exterior Dimensions & Weight.
Length, Width, Height in: 178.1, 73.6, 52.9
Weight lb (kg): 4205 (1909)

Acceleration 0-62 mph s: 3.6
Top Speed mph (km/h): 202 (325) - electronically limited

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