Rumor is: Katy Perry just bought 5 Fisker Karmas for some of her employees for a cool half-million, because she hates LA smog and didn’t want to deal with the guilt (… or karma?) of polluting gasmobiles. There are a few warning signs...Show More Summary
Rewarding those who keep her going every day, Katy Perry reportedly bought each of her five assistants an electric car. According to the Daily Star, the "Dark Horse" singer dropped over $500,000 on Fisker Karma vehicles for each of her...Show More Summary
Bentley will be introducing some updated models at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next week. One of these will be a new V-8-powered version of the Flying Spur sedan which is being introduced for the 2015 model year. Jaguar has revealed its stunning new 2014 XFR-S Sportbrake performance wagon. Sadly, there are no plans to bring the 550-horsepower brute...
Only a few days ago we told you Fisker Automotive’s new owner, Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang, was keen to restart production of the Karma extended-range electric sedan as well as launch a new V-8-powered model together with American startup VL Automotive. Now, a Wanxiang executive has revealed a few more details on the Chinese...
The Fisker Karma will be the first model to come back after bankruptcy.
TweetAh look, from Marin it’s a red Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid in red and in the background it’s a silver Tesla Model S electric car. Don’t they look super similar? Click to expand Ah memories: “On 14 April 2008, Tesla Motors filed a lawsuit against Fisker Automotive, alleging that Henrik Fisker stole Tesla’s Model S hybrid technology and was [...]
Production is expected imminently of the Fisker Karma, now that Chinese giant Wanxiang has purchased the electric car startup.
Dealers seem to be eager about unloading their leftover Fisker Karmas.
Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villarreal's venture "VL Automotive" that puts LS9s in Fisker Karmas was introduced as "America's newest, smallest, and most expensive automaker" in this afternoon's press conference. The proposition got vague from there. Read more...
VL Automotive, the company that sought to fit Fisker Karmas with the LS9 V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at last year's Detroit Auto Show, is back in 2014 with a new wild idea: a V8-powered Fisker Karma convertible. Those with long...Show More Summary
The Destino Convertible is essentially a V8-powered, drop-top version of the Fisker Karma.
Last year around this time, we were prepping to see the first iteration of the VL Destino; a Fisker Karma with a Corvette ZR1 heart transplant. Now, with the 2014 Detroit Auto Show looming just over the horizon, there are fresh hints...Show More Summary
Bob Lutz and his partners are taking Fisker Karmas, removing the extended range hybrid electric drivetrain, replacing it with the engine and transmission from a Corvette and calling the result the Destino. Now Quanta, an automotive supplier of gas tanks, radiators and fuel system parts, has gone in the other direction, integrating two 134 horsepower […]
So how can you customize a BMW in a really unusual way? Well, if you have a graveyard full of yak bones, you can just apply them all to the…
Some people get socks, ties or cakes for their birthdays. Others get Fisker Karmas. They're a little different from the rest of us. Green Car Reports managed to track down two Georgia residents who recently threw a bit of caution toShow More Summary
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Forget the loss of taxpayer money. The true tragedy of the demise of Fisker Automotive was the end of production of the Karma, the company's undeniably gorgeous hybrid electric car. But VL Automotive, an upstart company founded by former...Show More Summary
Late last week Bob Lutz told the Automotive News that VL Automotive, his venture to retrofit Fisker Karma’s with Corvette drivetrains, has negotiated a deal with an Asian investor in Fisker to give VL access to the software code that runs the Karma’s integrated infotainment system. ”Without getting those codes, it was close to impossible to […]
A luxury performance sedan needs to have a lot of boxes checked off in order to stand out in a field of cookie-cutter four-doors. And the Fisker Karma checked off nearly all of them, with two notable exceptions: one was that gap-toothed grin, and the other was its hybrid powertrain. Show More Summary
At the Detroit Auto Show at the start of this year, industry veteran Bob Lutz presented a Fisker Karma concept powered by a Corvette V-8 engine. The car was a preview of a new luxury sedan called the Destino that Lutz and other investors planned to launch under the VL name. The last we heard, VL’s plans for the V-8-powered Karma were safe...