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Autocar review

Autocar review

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breakfastI
sharedwithFiskerAutomotive's
three
mainmenthatchangedmymind.Maybeitwasthestoryoftheirthree-yearcampaigntoraiseabilliondollarstobuildtheirKarmaextended-rangeelectricluxwysaloon,halfofitaUSgovemmentsubsidyandhalffromventurecapitalistsimpressedboth
by
Fisker'sabilitytotamehard-nosedlegislatorsandwiththeirstoreof3000backorders.PerhapsIsimplysniffedthebalmyLosAngelesairandrememberedthattheAmericanDreamsurvivesontheWest
Coast,
andoneofitsbettereffects
is
toencouragewellheeledcarloversto
1Iy
somethingnew.
Wha
rever,myday-longmeetingwiththe
Kanna-
andthemenwhobuiltit-movedtheproject
in
mymental
filing
cabinetftom"bravebutprobablyfoolhardy"
to
"greatideawhosetimehas
arrived".
CerminlyFiskerAutomotive'schangeofstatus
occurred
well
beforeIfinallyslidbehindthewheeloftheclassy-looking
four-door
sports
coupe,
whose
twin-
electricdrivemotorsput403bhpthroughtherearwheels,anddrove
it
onthewideinfieldhandlingcourseofthemightyLA
Raceway,
north
of
thecity.It'sthecar'suniqueshapethatfirstmakesthepointAndthenthesightof
its
manybeautifulmechanicalcomponents,many
cast
in
aluminiumtounderscoretheircreators'
faith
in
thecar'slonglife.The
Karma,
accordingtoex-Astondesign
chiefHenrik
Fisker,whosename
is
onthenose,
is
the
best
reactionheand
his
400-strongteamcandevisetosuggestionsthatthefuture
will
be
full
ofeconomycars-andeconomycarsareboring.TheKarmaisefficient,butcanalsosprintfrom0-60rophinundersixseconds,
with
itsrear-mountedelectricmotorsdrawingpowerfromanengine-drivengeneratorinthenose.
Itcan
crackeightsecondsonbatterypoweralone.What'smore,anultra-lowcentreofgravityandasophisticatedchassisgivethecaragilitytha
t
beliesitssizeandmass,which
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