Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lust 4 AUTOMOBILES: 2012 Fisker Karma

The Fisker Karma is a plug-in luxury sports sedan from Fisker Automotive that was unveiled at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. It is the first car from Fisker Automotive. The Fisker Karma's MSRP is between $95,900 for the basic model and up to $109,850 for the fully loaded model. Celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio have been spotted cruising around L.A. in the Fisker Karma this summer. Fisker Automotive is based in Anaheim California and is sure to give Tesla Motors some competition.


VEHICLE TYPE: front engine-driven generator with two rear electric motors, rear-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 4-door sedan

BASE PRICE: $96,895

DRIVE MOTORS: AC permanent-magnet synchronous; 402 hp, 959 lb-ft

GENERATOR ENGINE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-4, 260 hp, 260 lb-ft

GENERATOR: AC permanent-magnet synchronous, 235 hp

TRANSMISSION: 1-speed direct drive

Wheelbase: 124.4 in Length: 196.7 in
Width: 78.1 in Height: 52.4 in
Curb weight: 4300 lb (C/D est)

Zero to 60 mph: 5.9 sec
Top speed: 125 mph

EPA combined, electric only: 85 MPGe
EPA city/highway driving: 33/38 mpg

Source: Specifications and photos via


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