Fisker and Galpin Auto have been playing the role of tuning production cars by making them look and sometimes perform better. Just look at the 725 hp 2016 Ford Mustang GT Rocket
But now, they take it to a much more sophisticated level by using the Aston Martin Vanquish as a base for their next project the “Thunderbolt”. And you can’t blame Henrik Fisker really, he had allot to do with the design of the current Aston Martin DB9 and Vantage. After Fisker Autmotive’s shutdown, Henrik Fisker didn’t give up but instead unveiled the Thunderbolt at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, saying that the thunderbolt is the “powerful GT coupe” hinting what he had in mind for his own Vanquish coupe.
The Thunderbolt features new design elements like a sharper more aggressive aluminum grille, Sharp Fisker Karma inspired tail lights, slanted and pointed intake inlets in the front, new 21-inch alloy wheels and a lower ride height all making the Thunderbolt look uniquely Fiskerish. The engine remains the same 6.0 liter V12 that produces 568 hp mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox.
On the inside, the Thunderbolt isn’t all that changed. With a new Panasonic’s 11.6-inch ‘Curved Control Screen designed to reduce glare, and some Natuzzi premium leather mixed in with a swiss Maurice Lacroix chronograph clock on the dashboard and a special Champagne holder.
Fisker was quoted talking about the design of the Thunderbolt “I wanted to create an elegant beautiful GT sports coupe, with pure emotional sculpture, that would stay timeless,”
If you live in Dubai and want to get the Aston Martin Vanquish-based Thunderbolt, then you better hurry up as Galpin Auto will be selling a few versions only.