The Fisker Karma, which was first introduced as a concept 19 months ago, will make its official debut at the Concorso Italiano on August 14, while the plug-in hybrid will make its driving debut at the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races on August 15.

The Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid is a full-size luxury sedan that can cover 50 miles on a single charge thanks to its Lithium-ion battery and a total of 300 miles when its traditional 260 hp Ecotec combustion engine charges the battery pack through the on-board generator.

Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph takes approximately 6.0 seconds and the Fisker Karma’s top speed is 125 mph. Thanks to its hybrid power system and the exclusive Q-DRIVE powertrain, the Fisker Karma can average an impressive 100 mph with lower CO2 emissions than any hybrid currently available on the market.

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Fisker press release :
The Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid will make its public driving debut during the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races on Saturday, August 15, just 19 months after being unveiled as a concept car.  It will be the first time a PHEV has appeared on track at the event.  The Fisker Karma will also be on display at Concorso Italiano on Friday, August 14, alongside the Karma Sunset hardtop convertible concept.  The Karma Sunset will again be on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Sunday, August 16.

The Fisker Karma PHEV represents a paradigm shift in alternatively-powered transportation.  A full-size luxury sedan with seating for four, the Karma has a range of 50 emission-free miles on a full charge of its Lithium-ion battery, and a total range of 300 miles thanks to an on-board generator turned by traditional but efficient 260hp Ecotec engine.  Two 201.5hp electric motors send enough traction through a single-speed differential to reach 60mph in about six seconds and a top speed of 125mph.  Together, these components make up the Q-DRIVE® powertrain exclusive to all Fisker automobiles.  Q-DRIVE® delivers not only performance, but can average more than 100mpg with a lower carbon output than current hybrids.

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“The Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races is the best stage in the world for great moments in automotive history,” said Henrik Fisker, Fisker Automotive CEO.  “Fisker is honored to be a part of it.”

The Fisker Karma prototype is scheduled to complete two laps on the legendary 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca course at 11:10 a.m., starting and finishing just ahead of the pedestrian bridge at Turn 5, before returning to the Price Family Dealerships display area on the infield.  Fisker executives Henrik Fisker, CEO, and Bernhard Koehler, COO, will be available for media interviews throughout the weekend.

Source: Fisker