View Full Version : Henry Fisker, designer of the DB9, starts his own car company

01-18-2005, 10:11 PM

Monday 17th January

Aston's Henrik Fisker starts new car company

Aston Martin's ex-design director, Henrik Fisker, who was responsible for the design of the gorgeous DB9, has teamed up with Bernhard Koehler to start a new luxury car company. Koehler was head of Ford's design studio and also held responsibility for designs and concepts, including the AM DB9 and the Vantage.

The new company, to be called Fisker Coachbuild, will be based in south California and "will build cars to appeal to the global market".

They've stated their objective is "to combine beautiful design with existing world-class engineering. The focus will be on designing and manufacturing exclusive high-end sports cars, which will be limited to 150 units per design and sold under the Fisker brand name.

"These high-end sports cars will be designed and produced in south California with world-wide distribution. The designs will boast all of Fisker’s creative efforts over the past 15 years in the auto industry and will incorporate a number of dynamic elements. Koehler’s 25 years of expertise in 3D development and product quality will guarantee a smooth stream between the design and manufacturing process."

Expect the new designs to be made public towards the end of 2005, with production to start towards the middle of next year.

“We are excited to finally be able to practice and apply our expertise and car design knowledge with finely engineered product,” said Henrik Fisker, now the CEO of Fisker Coachbuild, and who started his automotive design career at BMW. “We hope to bring a unique addition to the luxury sports car market by providing distinctive sports cars through our designs. For Fisker Coachbuild it is all about emotion and design excellence”.

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


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