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2011 Fisker Karma Review

2012 Fisker Karma Research

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Born from the imaginings of Henrik Fisker, the famed Aston Martin designer, is the 2011 Karma. This vehicle sports a dual electronic motor-powered plug-in hybrid system and Q-Drive that powers the rear wheels. This environmentally advantageous luxury car is ideal for the wealthy wanting to express their refined tastes. Competing with the Telsa, the Karma's designer wants to funnel funding from earlier luxury cars into more reasonably priced cars.

The Karma is a non-conventional sedan sporting a lithium-ion battery so the car can get 50 mpg derived from its electric-powered engine. Once the charge is depleted the vehicle coverts to the 2.0 L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that re-powers the battery. The design stems from the Chevy Volt configuration. This vehicle covers 300 miles, uses little fuel, and emissions are radically reduced.

The Karma has a sport mode with 403 horsepower too, obtained from the Q-Drive system; this allows the car to achieve zero-to-sixty miles per hour in 5.9 seconds. The battery charges up in 6 hours time too. The sedan will be followed by a convertible: the hardtop Karma Sunset. Next Page »