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    Fisker Karma Makes Euro Debut at Geneva

    I'm sorry guys, but this is the beginning of the future. With the current emission focus the highpowered gasoline engine is doomed, get'em while you can

    Having said that, I think the Karma looks fantastic. Better looking than the Maserati GranTurismo and almost up there with the Rapide (and we'll see how popular the Rapide will be if they can't get the emissions that the Aston V12 emits down from around 400 g/km)

    Being a small company Fisker can make cars like this, and I think he has nailed it, and has set the course for how "sports" cars of the future will be made.
    http://www.worldcarfans.com/9080305.008/fisker-karma-makes-euro-debut-at-geneva



    The sound of the engine sounds promising, even if it is a hybrid, lets hope he is right (from Autoblog.com):

    "The Karma is powered by what's being called Q-DRIVE, a system developed by Quantum Technologies that combines a four-cylinder engine sending power to a generator to propel the four-door sedan. Fisker claims that the Karma can run from zero to sixty in 5.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 125 mph.

    There are two different modes available to drivers; the first, dubbed "Stealth Drive" is a pure electric mode which should allow the Karma to run off the lithium ion battery pack for 50 miles before the engine kicks into boost the juice. The second, a sports mode, integrates the four-banger for peak performance and, according to Fisker, makes the Karma sound like a combination of a jet fighter and an F1 car. The batteries themselves are placed smack dab in the middle of the vehicle, which lowers the car's center of gravity and improves weight distribution. Of course, the Karma is a luxury vehicle at heart and will include a navigation system and DVD player with headrest-mounted displays.

    As for the design, it's unique and we're totally crushing on it. It's like a Maserati Quattroporte with more curves and character. Make no mistake, if you eventually own one you'll never see another on the road. If you're interested, however, you'll have to wait until late 2009 to take delivery, although we're certain Fisker wouldn't mind accepting a deposit before then. The first batch of 99 will be signed by the designer, Henrik Fisker, and coated in the same color as above. Price? $80,000."

    Re: Fisker Karma Makes Euro Debut at Geneva

    http://www.fiskerautomotive.com/index.php/vehicles/explore/

    Re: Fisker Karma Makes Euro Debut at Geneva

    It looks incredible.
    And the price is good to.

    Re: Fisker Karma Makes Euro Debut at Geneva

    Bonnet a bit too phallic, overall very nice shape though. Looks like a direct rendering of the Panamera drawing.

    Panamera final product not looking good at all...

    Re: Fisker Karma Makes Euro Debut at Geneva

    ...from just behind the front wheels to the back is what the Panamera should look like, unfortunately it won't!

    Re: Fisker Karma Makes Euro Debut at Geneva

    Excellent price point! Especially for a craft manufacturer.
    But they need to lop about 6-8 inches off the nose. The front end is just too long.

     
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