Automotive history is littered with flighty bon vivants who’s dream was to start an eponymous car company, only later to see that dream turn into a very expensive reality. The latest to say see ya’, wouldn’t want to be ya’ is Henrik Fisker who last week bailed on his namesake hybrid car company. This is actually the second iteration of the company bearing the Dane’s name, his Fisker Coachbuild merging with Quantum Technologies to form Fisker Automotive, maker of the beautiful and claustrophobia-inducing Karma.
They say winners never quit and quitters never win, but considering Henrik’s track record – which includes designing the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8, and his own BMW and Mercedes-based custom coach cars – you may forgive him for seeing the writing on the wall and stepping down from his leadership post as Chairman of Fisker Automotive.
But the question for today is what should a man of such accomplishment and potential – and who is barely 50 – do next? Should Fisker start another car company – maybe try his had at uber super cars? The dude’s got the name recognition. Or maybe he should stick to design? There’s no shame in revisiting your past when it’s wall to wall packed with success. What do you think, what should Henrik Fisker do next – I mean, after going to Disneyland?
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