Comments - We Want This Corvette ZR1-Powered Karma

Published: Jan 15, 2013
Description: It's a funny thing, really. The Fisker Karma is all about being an environmentally friendly luxury car and yet someone had the idea to stuff a Corvette ZR1 V8 under the hood. That someone just ha...
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Ashton Summers Jan 16, 2013
Good idea, a car that looks that good shouldn't be beaten by a Volkswagen.
Oliver McIntosh Jan 16, 2013
How it ought to be.
Jonathan Ippolito Jan 15, 2013
Great idea put a tried and true motor in a car that is an electrical nightmare . Sure hope they change all the wiring and electronic before selling a single one of these .
Thibault Leroy Jan 15, 2013
@Dan hes just using the karmas body with changes to the rest of the car and he will be selling them under a different name
Guo-Sheng Huang Jan 15, 2013
I love you, Maximum Bob.
Dan Bousquet Jan 15, 2013
i dont understand. is this going to be a new fisker model or is this guy selling this under a different name and just using the karmas body with some changes???
Brian Johnston Jan 15, 2013
Fisker sucks
Kyle Rawn Jan 15, 2013
Ah good for Fisker. They gave up when times were difficult and sold themselves out. Became the exact opposite thing. Who woulda thunk it? Oh well, hope these don't catch fire.
Chris Huff Jan 15, 2013
Better than those stupid batteries
Josh Negron Jan 19, 2013
I love this front
David Munasinghe Jan 17, 2013
Not to get political but Obama must be crying. Lol
Paul Dickey Jan 15, 2013
I really prefer the old front
Alex Bouckley Jan 15, 2013
I don't really like this design, but it's a small improvement
Jacob Burford Jan 15, 2013
Now this is what I want! Instead of wasting a beautiful design on green technology and all that other stuff that will just catch fire, it has a proper engine!
Jonathan Ippolito Jan 15, 2013
The changes to the exterior are a huge improvement to an already great looking car .
Derrick McCarthy Jan 15, 2013
It's got a corvette hood and headlights.
Guo-Sheng Huang Jan 15, 2013
I want one!
Paul Rodriguez Jr Jan 15, 2013
I love how this looks but I prefer the older front facia; this looks too much like the gumpert concept and doesn't seem to fit right.
Jackson Michael Jan 15, 2013
I would seriously take this over the C7. I love sports sedans and the Karma looks sexy as hell
Jake Knickmeyer Jan 15, 2013
@ Kyle...monopoly? What about all the German sport sedans, and the Lexus IS-F? Unless you just mean the American side, then you're right. Hopefully the Chevy SS will give us another choice, even if its still GM.
Lizmary Mendoza Jan 15, 2013
Looks like Colby's new Stingray
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2013
Holy crap I wanna see this thing do a burnout.
Kyle Rawn Jan 15, 2013
I mean Lutz had a genius idea. Because the CTSV had a monopoly, til now.
William Downs Jan 15, 2013
I didnt like the original front, this ones alot better, when did they start again cause last i read they were slightly dead because they had no batteries and couldnt find a new suplier
Michael Mitnik Jan 15, 2013
If you look back at most of the comment on the Fisker karma, lots of people wish it has a regular gas engine because the car itself is well designed. Clearly there is a demand and people will pay for this car to drive something that looks different.
Michael Mitnik Jan 15, 2013
Fisker is still building and promoting their ev/hybrids but Lutz clearly saw a market in making a beautiful ev hybrid car into a powerful 4dr sedan. I think he made the look of the car a bit subdued but looks amazing. Wish I could buy one.
William Downs Jan 15, 2013
Fisker isnt building anything at the moment, production is at a stand still, this one guy shoving a v8 in one, dosnt mean fisker had anything to do with the car
Kyle Rawn Jan 15, 2013
Our tax dollars went towards research and production of an electric vehicle. Where is that EV? Now Fisker is essentially a production facility for car bodies and one-offs like this.
Kyle Rawn Jan 15, 2013
Other companies to build off of. Happy now William?
Kyle Rawn Jan 15, 2013
Okay William since you had to call me out on it. Editing of original comment. "what did Fisker do with the $193 million dollars of government funding? They wasted it on a failed car, and instead of building an EV car, they're building bodies for
William Downs Jan 15, 2013
This wasnt.built by fisker, if u actually took the time to read the article instead of jumping straight to comments u would know this
Kyle Rawn Jan 15, 2013
What do you mean?
Paul Dickey Jan 15, 2013
Kyle I don't think Fisker themselves is selling this.
Semuel Maysonet Jan 15, 2013
Can you say, Maserati. It looks close to a quattroporte.
Jon Ashley Jan 15, 2013
Yes! No more mustache
Kyle Rawn Jan 15, 2013
So what did Fisker do with the $193 million of government funding? Oh yeah that's right, they wasted it and just stuck in a Corvette engine.
Author Norman R. Colson Jan 15, 2013
Finally a real engine in a hybrid car, lol
Michael Mitnik Jan 15, 2013
Wow someone actually listened when we asked for a karma with a powerful engine. Love the hybrid minus its teething issues but it will be nice to see this thing tear up the streets. I feel this will be one of the best looking sport sedans out there
Description: There aren't many exact details available just yet, but we do know it has the ZR1's 638 horsepower LS9 V8 instead of a small four-pot and an electric motor. It'll also supposedly be off...
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Jackson Bond Jan 16, 2013
They probably only offer the 4speed auto to deter people from buying it, this man clearly understands the need for manual transmissions
Tony Marro Jan 15, 2013
Brilliant! "4-door corvette". Keep some electricity in there tho.
Lou Guerrero Jan 15, 2013
I think Matt Farah said the Fisker would be awesome with an LS. If not him then someone else because I know someone voiced this thought on the interwebs. It's pretty amazing that its coming to fruition,
Patrick Schalk Jan 15, 2013
Do it! Do it! DO IT!!!
Jordan Smith Jan 15, 2013
Effing awesome!
Ben Knorr Jan 15, 2013
Cool!!
Kyle Rawn Jan 15, 2013
Sad to say it, but Jimmys right. Cheap. Reliable. Power.
John Serely Jan 15, 2013
Thank you lutz, thank you
Jimmy Case Jan 15, 2013
@Zaire can't do much better than an ls series.
Zaire Wilkins Jan 15, 2013
Really a corvette engine couldnt they do better? This will be like the 10th car with that engine underneath it
David Parenti Jan 15, 2013
The commodore and the corvette have more in common than a fisker and a corvette. At least they both have GM parts. The only thing this thing and a corvette have in common is the motor.
Pablo Herasme Jan 15, 2013
I'm very interested in how this is going to work
A.J. Brady Jan 15, 2013
Really? Only a 4 speed auto trans?? That's makes no sense. ZF makes a 6 speed that will handle that power level.
Chris Gaines Jan 15, 2013
haha, this guys awesome! "electrical stuff" for a v8 Ftw!
Stephen Tyler Learn Jan 15, 2013
@nick the only thing the commodore and corvette share is the motor.
Description: Without the Karma's battery pack and electric motor, the car's weight is reduced by 1,322 lbs. Still in its prototype phase, it'll be built in Auburn Hills, Michigan and will hopefully ...
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Austin J. Bower Jan 24, 2013
Hopefully the price means there's a few more upgrades that haven't been released yet
James E Caldwell Jan 16, 2013
Great idea. However the Karma price is around $95k, minus the extremely expensive electronics then ad affordable American muscle, how does the price jump to $180k?
Jacob Burford Jan 15, 2013
Agree
Jonathan Ippolito Jan 15, 2013
That weight loss should make a huge difference to the driving dynamics and performance of this car and the V8 is the perfect choice .
Chris Gaines Jan 15, 2013
hopefully the distribution is still good
Tom Wilson Jan 16, 2013
It even looks like a four door vette look at the top of the fender and roof
Justin Routh Jan 15, 2013
I agree with Carlton
Jacob Burford Jan 15, 2013
Those exhaust pipes go wherever the engine goes!
Jordan Smith Jan 15, 2013
MTR CITY hells yeah!
Ryan Lopez Jan 15, 2013
Ohhhh
Jon Ashley Jan 15, 2013
Gorgeous car. Even better with the new exhaust, diffuser.
Ben Doolittle Jan 15, 2013
Exhaust=Yes!
Carlton Salmon Jan 15, 2013
I'd buy it. Metallic Black, manual transmission and the original Karma wheels back on and I'm sold.
John Serely Jan 15, 2013
I see it alot, tanton
Tanton Stoneman Jan 15, 2013
I see Gumpert Tornante...
Michael Anfang Jan 15, 2013
Ferrari 599
Derrick McCarthy Jan 15, 2013
I think best looking four door just ahead of the Aston now. That's just me tho.
Aaron Crisp Jan 15, 2013
Love the plates!
Lou Guerrero Jan 15, 2013
Goddamn it. See, this is what cars should look like.
Author Norman R. Colson Jan 15, 2013
Plush
Author Norman R. Colson Jan 16, 2013
Doesn't the steering wheel remind you of the dashboard of the voltron force?!?
Andrew Hubbard Jan 15, 2013
Referring to where the shifter is.
Andrew Hubbard Jan 15, 2013
It's the pyramid.
Herbert Beltran Jan 15, 2013
@Noah look at the small cluster of buttons. If you look closely youll see D, N, R there. Push the button and theres your gear
Noah Gavurin Jan 15, 2013
where on the center console? because all i see is window locks, hazards, and door lock
Tin Nguyen Jan 15, 2013
Hate the steering wheel
Brendan A Mcginnis Jan 15, 2013
There's a D, N, R on center console. Also looks like paddle shifters
Author Norman R. Colson Jan 15, 2013
Where's the shifter? Wtf