Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fisker Automotive " The Karma"

Fisker Automotive : What i know about the company in the past that it tunes or redesigns Mercedes Benz SL's into something Wild Called Fisker Tramonto and BMW 600 Series. Any how i saw couple of Fiskers in Paris Motorshow couple of years ago but now the company has announced a new hybrid luxury Sedan Called The Karma. the car is designed by Henrick Fisker the founder of the company.
Wikipedia Says : Henrik Fisker
(born 10 August 1963 in Denmark) is a leading automobile designer and CEO of Fisker Coachbuild. He has lived and worked in Germany, London, and in Southern California. Henrik Fisker graduated from the short-lived Swiss campus of California's Art Center College of Design in 1989. Best known among his creations are the Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin V8 Vantage and BMW Z8.
there are a lot of issues about the car , first its a hybrid maintaining the car is so expensive and Parts !!! No Dealers but they announced that they signed with dealers around 17 states , and a lawsuit filled by the electric sports car maker Telsa. Telsa announced through its founder that Fisker stole his idea and implemented it into The Karma.

Any way , i don't care the car feels like a Masaratti from the outside. so i think Fisker not only stole Telsa's Idea but also Masaratti's Design.

the Sale price is announced at $85000 and the company says most of the production is sold out. !!! i guess people are sure the company will go down sooner or later.
But the car is Damn ! Good i like It.
Brief Details :
Power comes from a 260-hp 2.0L direct-injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Two electric motors help the Karma deliver a total of 408-hp. 0 to 60 comes in just 5.8 seconds with a top speed of 125 mph. Battery only range equals 50 miles and total range equals 300 miles. Pricing starts at $87,900

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