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Henrik Fisker's madcap ways continue at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show

The car designer's brain knows no bounds, as evidenced by the ultrapowerful concept that promises one of the highest-output, naturally aspirated engines in existence.

It's called The Force 1, and yes, "The" is capitalized.
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Henrik Fisker has designed some great cars, including the BMW Z8, the Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage and of course the Fisker Karma. Now, for his next act, Fisker will debut two different concepts at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the one he's teasing right now sure seems like a doozy.

The car, which assumes the not-at-all-pretentious name of The Force 1, is billed as being "an American take on a super sports car." With a price tag hovering around $300,000 (directly converted, about £197,060 or AU$417,130), it certainly packs the MSRP of a supercar.

According to Fisker's press release, the car will sport a front-midengine design, which means the engine sits ahead of the driver but behind the rear axles -- just like in the Corvette. Considering Fisker's cars are currently based on production underpinnings, it could very well have a bit of 'Vette in it.

The Force 1 will feature "the world's highest-output naturally aspirated engine in a road car," which means it should surpass the 769 horsepower coming from the Ferrari F12 TdF. It will mate to either a manual or an automatic transmission, and all that power will head to the rear wheels.

Fisker promises plenty of high-end accouterments on The Force 1, including something called "ultra-thin ventilated laser blade taillamps," which sound both high-tech and illegal. It should also pack a very fancy interior, a body made entirely of carbon fiber and a trick active suspension. We'll know for sure when it arrives at NAIAS -- Fisker's press conference is scheduled for 10:05 a.m. ET on January 12.