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

We got a pretty good look of the rear three-quarter view of the production Fisker Karma on Tuesday, but that was the only image we could find at the time of the new solar-roofed extended-range electric vehicle. It seems that the front of the production Karma is the most important to see, since the mustachioed grille is arguably the controversial styling feature, so we managed to get an image from the new automaker that shows off its newly-reworked face as well. We also get an early look at lies beneath - an aluminum space frame chassis.

Up front, that intake does appear to be just a wee bit larger in production form, and we think everything looks just peachy. In fact, we've always thought that the low-slung Fisker sedan was a looker. We can also clearly see that the GM-sourced 2.0L direct-injected and turbocharged Ecotec engine will exhale through ports just aft of the front wheels. Other than that, everything looks just as we expected based on the styling buck that was shown off in Detroit last January. We're expecting Fisker to bring its finalized Karma back to Detroit next month where we'll get a much better view of the car's slight changes.


[Source: Automotive News - sub. req'd]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      all i can say is... absolutely beautiful
      samueljward
      • 6 Years Ago
      When I look at that nose, all I see is Jack Nicholson's Joker grin. The wheels are super sweet, though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wasn't paying attention until I read Sedan in your description. That is a HOT car. Every man having a mid-life crisis and kids who play soccer will be buying that thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Absolutely stunning! At last a nice four-door coupé... Porsche are you taking notes?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn that thing looks sexy. I must confess that for me the shape pushes all the right buttons...

      except:

      There's a stubborn button in my brain that cherishes energy efficiency, and as gorgeous as this thing is, there are some obvious flaws from airflow.

      Those gorgeous haunches over the rear wheels for instance. That's the last place you want to put bumps on the car. How much cornering performance would you give up by pulling the rear wheels in 4" and making a smooth trailing surface?

      Or having some designing balls and put a disk wheel or real wheel spats on?

      OK, ok, I know I'm a nut and nobody in his right mind will agree with me, but I do have a weakness for function OVER form.
        • 6 Years Ago
        PS. I think I'll paint my 10 year old civic Chrome!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like there's a good chance that the Fisker Karma will beat the Tesla Model S to market after all.

      Anyway, it's a great looking car, and I wish them well. The more the merrier (for the consumer).