2009 Fisker Karma S Concept review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 13 January 2009 , 22:01:35 byVeronica

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Fisker Karma S Concept

Fisker Automotive unveiled the Karma S concept at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. This four-seat plug-in hybrid hardtop convertible is proof that driving style and performance do not need to be compromised for environmental friendliness. The Q-DRIVE power-train provides 50 emission-free miles on a single charge on its lithium-ion battery pack and up to 403 horsepower from two electric motors. This model will be the base for the future ones to come.

Fisker Automotive, the new American manufacturer of premium green automobiles, unveiled the Fisker Karma S concept at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today. The four-seat, plug-in hybrid hardtop convertible furthers the company`s belief that driving style and performance need not be compromised for environmental friendliness.

The open-air Fisker Karma S concept shares its aluminum spaceframe architecture and clean Q-DRIVEĀ® powertrain with the Fisker Karma sedan. Designed and engineered by Quantum Technologies exclusively for Fisker Automotive, Q-DRIVEĀ® provides 50 emission-free miles on a single charge to its lithium-ion battery pack, and up to 403hp from two electric motors. The power retractable hard top, a first for Fisker, glides neatly into the trunk and a unique design language sets the Karma S concept apart.

"Our objective is to create a singular design language and heritage around our state-of-the-art Q-DRIVEĀ® powertrain," said Fisker Automotive, Inc. CEO Henrik Fisker. "The Karma S is an extension of the Fisker Automotive product range of eco-conscious automobiles and sets the tone for our future."