Corvette-powered Fisker Karma Set for 2014 Launch
Speaking to Automotive News, former GM vice chairman and VL Automotive co-founder Bob Lutz said the company has acquired 25 unsold Karmas and has settled a dispute with the Asian investor that has prevented his venture from accessing the codes that operate the vehicle’s infotainment system.
The V8-powered Karmas will be called Destino and will become available in two versions - with a naturally aspirated 450 HP engine and a supercharged 638 HP variant. Besides powertrain modifications, the Karmas will also gain a new front grille and other design upgrades. The vehicle will cost about $200,000 with deliveries to commence by mid-2014.
"It's going to take time. I don't want a rough car that's hard to drive with a bad transmission and high noise levels. At close to $200,000, these things are going to have to be silky and buttery to drive. The sound and feel have to be just right," Bob Lutz said.
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