Fisker Means Eco-Chic

Going green doesn’t mean leaving your aesthetic aspirations in the lurch. Henrik Fisker, erstwhile designer of Aston Martins and current purveyor of high-end bespoke automobiles, has seen a gap in the market for a hyper-efficient yet super sleek sports sedan.

Fisker hopes his four-door design will be rolling along the world’s highways by 2009, its plug-in hybrid drive powerplant delivering hitherto unheard of fuel consumption and performance.

Teaming up with Californian-based Quantum Technologies has given Fisker’s design language a new lease of life – the designer points out that the long, lean look of the sedan just wouldn’t be possible with a conventional engine.

The projected price tag is around $80,000, making the car something of a bargain. Fingers crossed that this seductive vision comes to pass. Full details will be revealed at January’s Detroit Auto Show.

Designer: Henrik Fisker