A skidpad is a simple circle with a 300-foot radius drawn on a flat piece of pavement that is used to judge the lateral g-forces a vehicle can generate whilst completing circumnavigations. Super sporty cars, like the Porsche 911, can hit 1.0 g. The Nissan Leaf, an all-electric hatchback made for efficient commuting, achieves less than that: a modest .79 g.
A year ago, less a day, we showed you the first clip of the Fisker Karma in motion. More footage was shot that afternoon but inexplicably, it's taken this long for it to find its way onto the internet. What we have here is 52 seconds of exuberant pedal down slalom carving and skidpad circling. The driver makes the tires squawk so much you forget all about the unfortunate pop tune dubbed into the clip.