The Fisker Karma is again going where no pricey, Finnish-built, extended-range electric hybrid sedan has gone before: SEMA. Since the Karma just about touches the ground as is, and already wears enormous wheels, the aftermarket mods – for this year at least – stick to exterior treatments.

The two Karmas that will greet the Vegas audience have been developed to commemorate Fisker's partnerships aftermarket companies, those partnerships giving owners more ways to customize their vehicles. One Karma will get wrapped in a new color scheme each day with 3M Scotchprint wrap featuring the co-developed Fisker Diamond Protection Film.

The protection film does exactly what it says on the label, keeping the Karma's finish from getting bruised by road detritus. Show-goers can watch each of the wraps being applied: the Fall-themed Gloss Burnt Orange and Brushed Black Metallic "October Sun," the Riverside in Matte White and Gloss Blue Metallic throwing a shout-out to American racing heritage, hot-rodders get "Classic" Hot Rod Red red and a Gloss Black stripe with brushed aluminum trim, and "Onward" wears Satin Black and Gloss Burnt Orange to celebrate Fisker itself.

The second Karma will be the Mobil 1 "American Icon" at the DUB stand, draped in Gloss Sterling Silver and Matte Blue Metallic. In lieu of a new wheel design, a new wheel finish will be shown on both Karmas, that being Goodrich's chrome-like PermaStar coating. You'll find the press release below and an advance screening of the color schemes in the high-res gallery above.
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FISKER AUTOMOTIVE HEADS TO SEMA WITH NEW AFTERMARKET PARTNERS

Four "paint jobs" in four days

ANAHEIM, CA – October 22, 2012: Fisker Automotive,the leading manufacturer of luxury Electric Vehicles with extended-range (EVer™), has established new partnerships with global aftermarket suppliers to give owners more ways to maximize, personalize and protect their award-winning Karma sedans.

Several examples of the Karma – Top Gear's Luxury Car of the Year -- will be on display during the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center October 30 through November 2, 2012.

Fisker and 3M
Fisker Automotive (www.fiskerautomotive.com) has partnered with the 110-year-old global innovation company 3M to develop and supply its Fisker Diamond Protection Film.

Fisker Diamond Protection Film is a durable, virtually invisible paint protection film that helps maintain the Karma's dramatic design aesthetic and resale value by preventing rock chips and damage from other road debris. It is backed by a five-year warranty when installed by an authorized 3M technician at any of Fisker's retail locations around the world.

To highlight the partnership, Fisker designers worked with 3M Commercial Graphics and their Scotchprint® Wrap Film Series 1080 to develop four wrap schemes for a Karma that will be on display at the 3M display (North Hall Booth 12227).

SEMA attendees will have the opportunity to watch as this Karma gets "painted" in a new scheme every 24 hours.

Gloss Burnt Orange and Brushed Black Metallic "October Sun" commemorates the fall season; Matte White and Gloss Blue Metallic racing stripes of the "Riverside" package are a nod to American racing heritage; "Classic" Hot Rod Red red with a bold, Brushed Aluminum-trimmed Gloss Black stripe honors the great American custom car scene; and the Satin Black and Gloss Burnt Orange of the "Onward." package reflects Fisker's new brand look and feel.

This Karma will also have 3M's Crystalline Automotive Film applied to its windows. Crystalline Automotive Film is a clear, multilayer optical film that cuts interior temperatures, thus reducing energy use by lowering the amount of power needed to cool the passenger compartment.

Images of each wrap are available on Fisker's digital press room at www.media.fiskerautomotive.com

Fisker and Mobil 1, the world's leading synthetic motor oil brand
Fisker has chosen Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy™ fully synthetic motor oil for the two-liter gasoline engine that powers the Karma EVer's range-extending generator.

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy fully synthetic motor oils are engineered to deliver outstanding engine protection and provide improved fuel economy, further increasing the Karma's industry-leading economy.

Because most driving can be done using just the Karma's lithium-ion battery, the engine may go long periods between running. Mobil 1's resistance to aging ensures the oil will last longer and provide excellent overall lubrication and wear protection over time.

Fisker's in-house design team personalized the Mobil 1 Fisker Karma – called "American Icon" -- with Gloss Sterling Silver and Matte Blue Metallic striped graphics from 3M Commercial Graphics.

Attendees can see it at the DUB Arena outside the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Fisker and Goodrich Technology
One of the most impactful design elements of the Fisker Karma are the standard 22-inch 'Circuit Blade' wheels. With their five spoke inserts painted by hand, these aluminum monsters set the Karma apart and reflect its advanced technology powertrain. They are currently the only factory wheel option.

Designers at Fisker know that dollar for dollar wheels are the single best way to personalize a car. They also know sometimes that personalization comes in the form of a different finish, rather than a completely new design.

Traditional chrome plating is popular, but very harsh on the environment. As an environmentally conscious brand, Fisker looked to the Goodrich Technology Corporation and its patented PermaStar® chroming process to start expanding its wheel finish offerings.

PermaStar® uses no hazardous materials and produces no hazardous waste. It combines powder coating and vacuum metallization together to produce a true classic chrome finish with a deep rich appearance equal to traditional triple plate or show quality chrome.

SEMA attendees can see the Fisker-designed wheels featuring the PermaStar® finish on both the Mobil 1 and 3M Karmas throughout the show.

About Fisker Automotive, Inc.
Fisker Automotive is a new automaker with a mission to build an innovative, eco-driven company that redefines and reshapes how the world thinks about cars. The company is leading the auto industry with its unique Electric Vehicle with extended range (EVer™) powertrain technology, which combines the power and efficiency of electric drive with the range and freedom of a gasoline engine.

Fisker was established in Southern California in 2007 by top auto designer Henrik Fisker and business partner Bernhard Koehler. In 2008 Fisker unveiled the Karma, the world's first luxury Electric Vehicle with extended range. On sale since December 2011 the Karma was delivered to the market in record time. The Karma is the first and only American car to have won the coveted BBC Top Gear Luxury Car of the Year award, Automobile magazine named it 2012 Design of the Year, and TIME magazine listed the Karma one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2011.

Fisker is headquartered in Anaheim, California and markets its products through a growing network of independent retailers around the world. Fisker Automotive can be found online at www.fiskerautomotive.com


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      John Hansen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, that's beautiful! That ought to be one of their factory paint options.
      wooootles
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mabye it could feature a working battery also
      Street King
      • 2 Years Ago
      This company is toast. They are broke, the government axed their loans and their battery supplier just filed bankruptcy. They rushed these cars out unfinished and all it did was destroy any credibility they might have had, or built. RIP.
        Grendal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Street King
        Fisker has proven very good at gathering investors. They say they are still on track to put out the Atlantic. I hope they succeed so they can pay back the $178 million we loaned them. If they succeed they will also be employing lots of American workers, which is good for us also.
      Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think that Fisker is the Kim Kardashian of automobiles... gorgeous to look at, but an utter failure on substance and performance.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bob
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        throwback
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bob
        ouch, sadly at this point Kim may have more substance. I do like the red one though.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bob
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          Grendal
          • 2 Years Ago
          Except it wasn't the Obama Administration that created the program that they got a loan from. It's been told to you lots of times that it was a Bush program (ATVM) that loaned them the $178 million. The Obama Administration cut them off from the other $350 million when they didn't meet the production goals and timetables. Are you thanking the Obama Administration for saving you money? No. You already decided you hate them. Which is why you will continue to blame them incorrectly.
          Making11s
          • 2 Years Ago
          Did you want the airlines to fail in 2002?
          Grendal
          • 2 Years Ago
          Pick an Obama program that is wasting money and I won't argue with you. Using this program is stupid because it's a mess Obama didn't create. The fact that it's also labelled a "green" program is equally stupid because it was a program created to promote advanced technology, not green technology.
          Grendal
          • 2 Years Ago
          EVnerd - It doesn't change the fact that it is a Bush program. The money was already earmarked to be given out. Most of it went to Ford. If you have a beef with the expenditure then you should lay it at the feet of George W. Bush who created it. Does Obama spend money? Sure. But then again so do the Republicans. There is no party that gets into office that doesn't mind overspending our money.
          EVnerdGene
          • 2 Years Ago
          Grendal the obozo administration gave the loan to Frisker two guys from Europe, cars made in Finland 6% of stimulus money went to shovel ready jobs. The rest? World's biggest slush fund. Fire the a-hole.
          EVnerdGene
          • 2 Years Ago
          Grendal, We're friggin' broke, and all our friggin' government can think to do print or borrow even more money and give it to high risk ventures. No, I will not STFU until Solyndra, A123, Frisker, Tesla, Ford, Nissan, as nauseum pay it back. None of them would have done any better or worse without these monies. Over a billion friggin' dollars invested in the overweight pig of a Frisker. Here's a challenge for you obozo zombies: Tell me about the technological marvelous Frisker Karma that made them worthy of getting a DOE loan. Something that no one else could have done? Volt? and ? No, most companies are in business to make money. If you can't raise money in private markets, your idea probably sucks -- and then some of the private market ventures suck - butt, it's the private investors' friggin' problem, not tacked onto our already out of control national debt. The government should not be investing in private enterprise; nor picking winners and losers. GM? Really would have been better off to have gone through bankruptcy. Eventually a much stronger company - or they deserved to die and will eventually die anyway - without putting us $25 or $35 Billion more in debt. Tesla? I'm rooting for them. However, I see a major flaw in their b-plan; selling a $90k car for $70k. Slight problema. BTW: Frisker has a similar problema. O-crap: Volt has a similar problema. O-crap: Solyndra had a similar problema. O-crap: A123 had a similar problema. 'Man built most nobly when limitations were at their greatest.' Frank Lloyd Wright gov'ment money just propagates fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, and stupid
          EVnerdGene
          • 2 Years Ago
          http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/car-company-us-loan-builds-cars-finland/story?id=14770875 read page 3 about Frisker and Tesla connected donations to the obama champaign and democrap party Yes the Bush administration started the program. Tesla and Frisker and Solyndra loans were approved by current admin. Yes Ford and Nissan got money from the program. Would there not be a Leaf or a Focus EV if they had not gotten the money? Would there not be a Frisker or a Tesla if they hadn't gotten gov'ment money? Read the article about how Biden says Frisker is a "bet". Biden, bet your own damn money. That's what private markets are for.
          EVnerdGene
          • 2 Years Ago
          Grendal, thought about what you said: Yeah I had alot of heartburn about how and to whom the ATVM were distributed. First of all why loan money to Nissan and Ford? They either had the money or could raise all the money they needed (ever heard of bonds?). Then there's the Tesla billionaire. Then two guys from Europe wanting to build cars in Finland (I'll stop there cause you know what I think of the Frisker's turd). I was hoping for some real innovation. Like Aptera (incredible aero, even though as an engineer I thought the rest of their design and execution really sucked). Maybe some guys out in left field (not leftist field) should have been given some SEED money. I would not have had any problem with a million or ten million thrown here and there. {butt not to proven morons like ZAP, that can't do anything themselves except get some crap built in you know where} Like Marco Polo's electric conversions of Range Rovers or Land Rovers or WeverTF they are - but he'd have to do it in the US} Henry Ford build his first car in his garage. It is possible there's someone really brilliant out there that could have used the cash infusion - butt,,, doesn't know how to play the payola Washington game like all the ones that got the loans (refer back to my link about Tesla and Frisker associates making contributions to obozo or his party). So, yeah, you're right; I'm glad obozo stopped the nonsense at $8B instead of the $25B budgeted by Bush. Now, if we could just figure out where obozo blew the ~1.3 TRILLION every year for the past four years? "Pick an Obama program that is wasting money and I won't argue with you. " You can't really be serious with that question??? CEO where I work had an employee meeting last week and announced that our health insurance was going up $650/person/year due to changes mandated by obozocare. Thanks MF'ers (and this is just the tip of the nightmare).
          Grendal
          • 2 Years Ago
          C'mon, EVnerd. Turn the page. So you're really mad at who got the money? Which other companies would you rather the money have gone to? Are they still in business? If you're mad the money was given out then it's Bush's fault. If you're really mad at who it was given to then, sure, get mad at Obama. But really, the program had $25 billion earmarked to be given out by Bush and then you must applaud the Obama administration for trimming that down to only $8 billion actually given out. They also cut off Fisker at $178 million. It seems to me that you're blinding yourself from the reality that, as far as this loan program is concerned, that the current administration did a pretty good job with it. Ford seriously improved the quality of their product and has stayed competative and out of bankruptcy, Nissan came out with the Leaf and has a US plant coming on line, Tesla created a company and an amazing EV, and Fisker created a cool looking car and hasn't gone under yet. Not perfect, but really not too bad. Compared to a lot of other government spending, I'd say America might just make the $8 billion back on their investment and loans.
        SloopJohnB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bob
        I'd hit that!
      BipDBo
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should have painted them with fender flames.
      William
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Fisker "Real World Driving Experience Edition" will feature color coordinated fire extinguishers mounted on the front fenders, a Sears battery charger mounted on the back deck, a comprehensive burn victim's first aid kit in the glove box with pain killers just in case the driver is a company investor (aside from being a tax payer) and an Al Gore screensaver on the navigation screen just in case you need someone to express your product dissatisfaction.
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Um..with or without its battery....
      Gorgenapper
      • 2 Years Ago
      "We call this one Inferno Red. It's very hot."
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hope it does not catch on fire
      FreeThinker
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here comes the peanut gallery...
      mopyouup
      • 2 Years Ago
      SEMA what a joke! Car manufacturers should not be there, maybe there performance divisions showing parts but not a car display. Let alone Fisker that shouldnt be spending a dime on this kind of BS! SEMA is all about show business, you got the money they'll find a way to let you in!
        Letstakeawalk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mopyouup
        "SEMA is all about show business, you got the money they'll find a way to let you in!" Really? If I understand you correctly, you're saying that anyone can attend SEMA if they pay for a space? Inconceivable! http://www.semashow.com/why-exhibit
      • 2 Years Ago
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