2012 Fisker Karma – Test Drive Review

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2012 Fisker Karma – Drive Review

by Ryan on 11.08.2012 11:04

In more than one, driving the Fisker Karma is like transported into the future; exciting, it’s a little and you’re not quite sure how are going to work out. And in the small company has battled floods and financial troubles the beginning. Despite all that, the dream car of Henrik Fisker is well and kicking environmental

If the Fisker Karma were a luxury sports car, we judge it on a different scale to be adequate and even a little average. But it’s not so simple; a perplexing and multi-faceted experiment challenges the status quo and seeks to set new A car like that needs a look.

Fisker has worked in the houses for both BMW and Aston and his expertise shines through in the A long, low-slung body contorts to provide plenty of space for four passengers, sacrificing a coupe-like profile and to make a Kardashian jealous. with the pageantry of SEMA in piloting the Karma around Las felt like the world was a red

I am personally not a fan of the Richter Scale grille or the diamond-shaped front but every other line is sculpted on the cutting-edge Karma. Our was draped in lovely Cherry but most opt for the Silver that accentuates every curve, no longer have the excuse no one buys electric vehicles of their looks; if you’re not a fan of the design, the problem isn’t the car.

There is plenty to about the Fisker Karma, but of it would mean anything if the were crap. It isn’t. The lithium-ion batteries pack 959 of torque, and the turbocharged 2.0L adds 260 horsepower.

On EV power alone the Karma has a range, and with the gas engine got 300 miles at your disposal. has worked feverishly to update its software to improve the ride updates are free to owners and it with seamless transitions electricity to gas. The chrome-lined button brings the car to life and off you go, in EV mode up to about 50 mph before the engine kicks in.

Inside the it’s apparent that driving a large car; the extends more than a beyond your vision so you to be wary of stop-and-go traffic. for such a big and complicated machine, the Karma is a drama-free breeze to Point those giant at whatever you want to reach quickly and the Karma will deliver. From a rolling the batteries take a half-second to up, but when they do kick in the leaps forward.

The whoosh of the electric juice you feel like Captain at warp speed, and without to interrupt acceleration, the Karma pulling until red lights or conscience come into the

Wheel-mounted paddles are tempting to as you speed up, but these aren’t for The left activates Sport which relies on the gasoline and improves the 0-60mph time to 6.2 seconds (strictly EV will 60mph in 8 seconds). The right is an eco-minded Hill mode for on a decline, using energy from the brakes to recharge the moreso than the standard braking.

The Vegas Strip provide much opportunity to handling, but that just we’ll have to schedule drive in the future.

The car we tested the Eco Chic interior, a combination of materials such as animal-free that stay green losing luxury. The two-tone cloth may not be what you’d from a $105,000 car from the but inside it’s comfortable and with the aura of driving a forest. The unique, angular wheel mimics alcantara and its cutouts add a touch of cold to the atmosphere.

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You may have been expecting but everyone knows what feels like; why not try something in your future-mobile?

Despite the big low-profile tires and center of just above the pavement, the rides very smoothly. and potholes are noticeable but otherwise, sporty electric-hybrid may as well be a The quiet cabin doesn’t a lot of ambient road or wind even in silent EV mode.

It feels much lighter its 5,000 lbs, due to a near-perfect weight balance with the lithium battery pack under the exact center of the That, paired with braces and variable rack and steering make the Karma like it’s a half-ton

On a short drive, the 2012 Karma delivers everything want from it. How the car, and its will fare long is still up in the air. Fisker a massive government loan and is facing money trouble, its provider A123 has gone and Hurricane Sandy wiped out $30 worth of Karmas in a fire. says they are prepared for the long haul, and have to counter each obstacle in path.

Key to their success be the re-election of President Obama, who has willingness to invest loans and in green technology.

Fisker has its but what new technology doesn’t? be closely following their situation because one thing is they’ve really accomplished with the Karma, and deserve the to continue pushing the envelope.

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