Public Driving Debut for the Fisker Karma
The event will take place during the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, meaning precisely 19 months after the Karma was first unveiled to the public as a concept car. This will also be the first time a PHEV will take on the track at the aforementioned event.
The Fisker Karma will run two laps on the renown 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca course at 11:10 a.m. local time.
Other forthcoming events where the car will be present include the Concorso Italiano on Friday, August 14 and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance held Sunday, August 16. On both occasions, the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid will be present alongside the Karma Sunset hardtop convertible concept.
The Fisker Karma PHEV is a full-size luxury sedan with four seats that has a driving range of 50 miles without emissions, thanks to its Lithium-Ion battery. The total driving range for the car reaches 300 miles, due to its on-board generator power by a traditional 260 hp Ecotec engine.
The Fisker Karma has an exclusive powertrain named Q-DRIVE, made up of two 201.5 hp electric motors that engage a single-speed differential. The performances read a 0 to 60 mph time of 6 seconds and a top speed of 125 mph. Also, Fisker claim their PHEV will run 100 mpg with a lower CO2 emission level than the current hybrids.
“The Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races is the best stage in the world for great moments in automotive history. Fisker is honored to be a part of it”, said Henrik Fisker, Fisker Automotive CEO.
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