Bumpers, front fenders, hood, trunk lid and door panels for the Tramonto are all carbon fiber, while the rear fenders are of lightweight steel. Every bit of anodized or powdercoated aluminum on the inside or outside has been crafted by Italian master Andrea Cecutti, who now works out of Los Angeles.Whereas the interior of the Tramonto tested maintains much of the SL55 feel while altering all of the surface materials and creating a boat-like surround for the passengers, the Latigo CS interior is a major step forward versus the BMW original. The dashboard and front shelf have been more smoothly built into the instrument display, and the center console with iDrive functions has been oriented much more toward the driver.

Only 150 of each car will be sold in the first year-April 2006 delivery date for Tramonto, June for Latigo CS-and each year there will be two new models while the previous year's two designs will be retired once they are all sold. This is an innovative approach to be sure, and possible only under these conditions. Fisker adds also that the two architectures used each year can change.

Fisker Coachbuild Tramonto (SL55 AMG)

Longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive

5.5-liter V8, sohc, three valves per cylinder, superchargedand intercooled Kleemann Performance Plus Package, stainless steel tubular headers, downpipes, 70mm dual exhaust, 120-cell metal catalyst

Five-speed automatic

Carbon-fiber body panels by Henrik Fisker

Peak Power: 610 bhp @ 5800rpm
Peak Torque: 650 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm
0-60mph: 3.6 sec.
Top Speed: 202mph

Fisker Coachbuild Latigo (645i)

Longitudinal front engine
,rear-wheel drive

4.4-liter V8, dohc,four valves per cylinderHamann sport exhaust

Six-speed manual

Carbon-fiber body panelsby Henrik Fisker

Peak Power: 333 bhp @ 6100 rpm
Peak Torque: 332 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
0-60mph: 5.6 sec.
Top Speed: 155 mph

Fisker Coachbuild
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