• Dec 4, 2008
Click above for high-res image gallery of the production Fisker Karma

Fisker has just sent us a few more shots of the production-ready Karma plug-in so that we can get a better look at the car's newly revised face. The front intake has been mildly revised in order to let the GM-sourced 260-horsepower Ecotec engine breath a bit more fresh air. It's a subtle change, but we like the results and think that it makes a big difference to the overall look of the car. We also get a good look at those unique exhaust ports that emit the turbocharged mill's spent gases just aft of the front wheels.

Lastly, we have an interesting view beneath the slinky bodywork, which shows off the aluminum space frame chassis that holds the car together. We presume that the pronounced center tunnel will house the lithium-ion battery pack. The chassis also shows the new flush B-pillars that were absent on the concept and are necessary to meet future safety requirements. Fisker plans to show the Karma, including its never-before-seen interior, at the Detroit Auto Show in January. We'll be there to deliver the goods in person.

Gallery: Production Fisker Karma

[Source: Fisker Automotive]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      This thing looks a bit like the pod from "Flight of the Navigator":

      http://dave.zfx.com/nav.html
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks better, although it's still smiling
        • 6 Years Ago
        That front-end styling is a Fisker signature.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's a mustache.

        Who wants a ride? :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      This thing is glorious. The signature grill (which admittedly looked like crap on his reconfigured SL and 6-series) is absolutely brilliant on the Karma. It's just as good-looking as the Rapide IMO, yet is even more appealing when one considers that it is completely original (as opposed to the Rapide being a stretched DB9).

      I've never seen anything with four doors that deserved its $100k+ pricetag more than this.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Tentative base price is at $80k - same as a Porsche 911. Once you start adding options, $100k isn't all that far away. Taking into account the shape of the economy, they'll probably have to start at around $90k to make a profit.

        That's not even taking into account the inevitable dealer markup.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm pretty sure the plan is for it to come in well under $100k.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The best thing about not having a design heritage is that you can do whatever you want.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Failure spelling FAILURE
        • 6 Years Ago
        Double-post FALIURE
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pay attention, Porsche. This is how 4-door sports sedan styling is supposed to be done.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Could not agree more, but I would add Lamborghini as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front end tweaks definitely help this car out. I really like the overall shape of the car, but i'm still not digging the smile. Those rhombi on the rear bumper look silly and out of place; and i'm not sold on the ones in the front either.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The good thing about not having a heritage to live up to is that you can make one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I never hated the first menacing grin. This just looks so much better. This is truly one of the most beautiful sedans I have ever seen.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really dig the design of this car. It is smooth.

      This is what the new Jaguar XJ sedan should look like. Jaguar needs to forget about keeping that retro look and go with a design similar to this one.

      Sleek, smooth and powerful.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is a sleek looking car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Reminds me of a 1996 Toyota Camry.

      What? They both have 4 doors! /sarcasm

      I'm so sick of the "Looks like _____" "Reminds me of ______" people.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tesla who?
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