And the result debuts at Monterey Car Week.
The Fisker Karma has come a long way. Fisker Automotive is gone, but the tooling for the Karma was bought by the Chinese Wanxiang in 2014 and moved to Moreno Valley in California. The premium plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan has evolved beautifully under the new Karma Automotive company, and now there's a one-off 2-door version of the 2020 Revero GT as re-imagined by the Italian design and engineering house Pininfarina. The North American debut of the Karma GT designed by Pininfarina will take place during Monterey Car Week and be on display from Thursday, August 15, through Sunday, August 18.
The partnership with Pininfarina was announced in January and the Karma GT is the first product of the collaboration. It could also be the start of something bigger in terms of both company's ambition. "Presenting to Pebble Beach our strategic relationship with a Southern California-based brand is perfectly aligned to Pininfarina's growth strategy in the North American market,” explains Giuseppe Bonollo, Pininfarina Sales & Marketing Director. "
John Maloney, Karma’s Chief Revenue Officer, says: "Pebble Beach is the definitive luxury automotive event of the year. For a pioneering challenger like Karma, our presence at Pebble Beach sets the tone for our brand on the global luxury stage.”
The 2020 Karma Revero GT will also be at Monterey Car Week and give the first opportunity for people to test drive the new vehicle. The design is evolutionary and now uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine developed by BMW rather than the previous 2.0-liter GM engine. Combined with the dual-electric motors, the 2020 Revero GT produces 535 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. According to Karma, that makes for a 0-62 mph sprint in 4.5 seconds from a vehicle with a curb weight of 5,050 lbs. Cost is expected to be $135,000, the same as the previous generation Revero.