Back in 2007 we admire the careful selection of Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler longtime business partner completely change their business model. Instead of rebuilding BMW and Mercedes convertibles by Fisker Coach Build partners instead dived over in the eyebrow-raising Fisker Automotive, a company building electric cars would be dedicated to their own development.
After the usual ups and downs of a startup Fisker Automotive was shown at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show with its distinctive Karma sedan concept. Now, three years later, we are in Southern California’s first pre-production examples of what will always drive the 2012 Fisker Karma (ie, Extended Range Electric Vehicle).
Each individual suppliers and employees Fisker Automotive relates to one or more, a green company. This includes free-range sustainable Scottish leather EcoSport get used to the existing sunken wood and fallen timber Michigan with the optional metal flake metallic paint that shimmer like their recycled material workmanship related.
More importantly, Fisker Karma advertise for pure electric as the first luxury car. It has two 150-kW electric motors and lithium-ion battery powered. Like the Chevrolet Volt, is a GM-built four-cylinder engine aboard the Karma on the road is retained even after the first battery charge. Fisker promises a 50-mile EV range and a 300-mile extended range capability.
After a bit of track time with the karma, we can report that the owners brains to push her car into a sportier driving at more satisfied. The double-wishbone suspension with forged aluminum arms and self-leveling rear shock absorbers allow Karma near the top of the premium sporty sedan class in terms of vehicle performance. Some credit also goes to the very long 124.4-inch wheelbase, a wider front and rear and 22 “Fisker” Circuit Blade “wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
Cracking the magical “400″ was 403 horsepower of 201.5 HP JEE two electric motors is very important for the 2012 Fisker Karma pictures credibility. Everything else is on the road burned as domestic horses, such as the dynamics are right, immediately under the foot. Fisker also like to point out that Karma 981 pounds-feet of torque, a figure surpassed only by the Bugatti Veyron.
So karma is not always good culture. Fortunately, it looks more sophisticated. It is much more attractive than the 2008 show car buyers and are therefore unique compared to other four-door Grand Tourer Executive sedans out there. We expect a lot of buyers pony of $ 95,900 base price for that alone.
All external panels are made of aluminum, the Karma – including the hood and door panels – or formed as a composite of all four wing panels. The Super Size wheelbase 124.4 inches (almost 10 inches longer than a Porsche Cayenne) is the external dimension and the remarkable 22-inch wheels bookend the look very well. No antennas or small fins are visible, such as satellite and GPS sensors are hidden under the boot composite. The 52.4-inch height it definitely helps the car feel like a competent performer, and we can not even beat our heads, while in or out the front or back.
Interior design and materials are exceptional quality for this class and there is no car like this eco-designed. The steering wheel is a bit exaggerated, although the thickness of the disc itself is just the ticket.