First Factory-Built Fisker Karma Debuting in Paris

Fisker Automotive announced that the first factory-built Karma plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will make its debut at the upcoming Paris Auto Show.

The Californian automotive producer will also use the event to announce details about the expansion of its global importer network, as well as continue its marketing campaign for the Karma.

The Fisker Karma comes with a Q-Drive hybrid powertrain, which is comprised of a 2.0 liter direct injected petrol powerplant and two electric units that deliver a combined output of 408 hp and 959 lb-ft of torque (1,300 Nm).

The premium saloon hits 62 mph from a standing start in 5.9 seconds and offers a top speed of 125 mph (200 km/h), while emitting just 83 grams of CO2 per km.

The Karma was designed by company co-founder, CEO and executive design director Henrik Fisker, who has created some of the top premium sports cars of the modern era, with the list including the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8.

We had a chance to change the premium vehicle segment with a new kind of vehicle and a new brand that appeal to consumers who are passionate about the environment, and who wish to drive a beautiful car that reflects their desire to lead a lifestyle of responsible luxury,” Fisker said. “We are very excited to be introducing the first factory-built Karma luxury plug-in hybrid in Paris, a city known for inspiring its own passions.”

autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Paris Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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