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Henrik Fisker introduces Aston Martin-based Thunderbolt concept

The Thunderbolt boasts a segment-exclusive champagne bottle holder.

Danish designer Henrik Fisker has introduced a new concept car called Thunderbolt.

At first glance, the Thunderbolt stands out from the Aston Martin Vanquish on which it is based thanks to a redesigned carbon fiber body with a much sleeker roofline. Other modifications include a revised radiator grille, a powerdome hood, a new lower front bumper, smaller LED tail lamps and a discreet trunk-mounted spoiler.

The Thunderbolt sits about half an inch lower than the Vanquish thanks to a tuned suspension setup.

Inside, Fisker's latest concept boasts a high-resolution 11.6-inch curved touch screen that runs the infotainment system, Natuzzi leather upholstery on the seats and the dashboard as well as a Skeleton chronograph built into the center console. A segment-first champagne/wine bottle holder adds a finishing touch to the luxurious ambiance.

Fisker has not made any mechanical modifications, meaning the Thunderbolt is powered by a stock Vanquish-sourced 5.9-liter V12 engine that makes 567 horsepower and 465 lb-ft. of torque. The coupe sprints from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 201 mph.

Fisker stresses that the Thunderbolt is merely a design study. However, he explains that the coupe could be approved for a very limited production run if it generates a favorable response from potential owners. If given the green light, the Thunderbolt will be a built-to-order car sold exclusively through a Los Angeles-based dealership called Galpin Aston Martin.

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