Monday, August 1, 2016

Fisker Karma - It's Back?

GT spotted a gorgeous Fisker Karma in downtown Boulder this evening.  

Only 2400 or so of these were produced, making it a very rare vehicle.  The company description: "Karma’s vision is to inspire. To offer timeless design with technology that creates an ecologically sensitive product; so distinct that it forms an emotional connection between buyer and brand."  

According to Car and Driver, "the Fisker Karma is the lewdest wedge of car porn to hit the pavement since the onset of the 5-mph bumper. From one 22-inch wheel to the other, the Fisker is a heartthrob, a design spectacularly unchained from the shackles of practicality and brand identity that enslave other automakers. It is an auto-show concept car before it has been horsewhipped into bland banality by the finance, marketing, and engineering departments. It is a car built by a company started by a designer."  

After the company failed to repay $192MM in loans from the DOE, the company's assets were seized and the automaker declared bankruptcy.   it's assets were later acquired by Chinese investors and supposedly the vehicle will be reintroduced.   We're not sure if this is a new 2016 or an older model, but it remains a rolling work of art.