It takes a keen eye to notice that the first factory-built Fisker Karma differs in any way from the concept version. Still, anyone who gazes long enough may spot the differentiates. Staying true to its concept form, the factory-built Karma plug-in hybrid that hit the stage at the Paris Motor Show retains the concept's massive 22-inch wheels, sensuous styling, 403-plus horsepower rating and the company's promise of achieving 100-plus miles per gallon in regular use. So, what's exactly different about the factory-built version? Well, the most notable exterior modification is the addition of a B pillar, which was apparently required to increase the vehicle's structural rigidity.
Aside from the added pillar, we can't really pick out any differences between the gorgeous concept that we laid eyes on many years ago and this production-ready version. Fisker still lists a base price of $88,000 and anticipates that deliveries will begin early next year, or so it says. We hope to get up close and personal with the Karma at the upcoming LA Auto Show, but for now, hit up that high-res gallery of live shots that just came in from Paris and hop the jump for more info from Fisker.