Fisker at right on stage in the unveiling of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage
August 4, 2005 Fisker Coachbuild is a new company based on the expertise and growing international reputation of designer Henrik Fisker. Fisker has become somewhat of a celebrity designer in his relatively short career since graduating from the Art Center College of Design in 1989, having racked up a succession of landmark vehicles such as the Shelby GR1, BMW Z07 concept car, BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and the soon-to-be-produced Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Now he has joined with another well known automotive designer in Bernhard Koehler to create a new luxury car company, FISKER COACHBUILD. Based in Southern California, the objective of FISKER COACHBUILD is to combine beautiful design with world-class engineering and the focus will be on designing and manufacturing exclusive high-end sports cars. The first two FISKER COACHBUILD designs will be shown at the Frankfurt International Auto Show and some teaser sketches and close-up shots have been released to build the anticipation. The exotic Fisker Tramonto will be the company’s inaugural offering - a 610 horsepower two seater convertible with a top down 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.