Beautiful, likeable and amazingly credible for a brand new car from a brand new company. Just don’t expect it to be a hoot to drive.

Our Verdict

The Fisker Karma has stunning looks, backed up by impressive acceleration and has single-handedly made electric cars cool

  • First Drive

    Fisker Karma first drive

    The Karma is an entirely believable and capable luxury car for the eco-conscious
  • First Drive

    Fisker Karma

    Beautiful, likeable and amazingly credible for a brand new car from a brand new company. Just don’t expect it to be a hoot to drive.
7 August 2011

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8 August 2011

I must admit to going in to this report and expecting to read a glowing review considering the base materials that have gone in to this clean sheet design.

I know Fisker is a relatively small company with a relatively limited budget but I really would have expected them to produce a more complete product.

An interesting look towards the future (no matter what the report says) but one that still needs a bit of work. Shame.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

8 August 2011

I believe it has the potential for greatness, but just don't get the styling. The front screams point-and-laugh-at-Salon-Privé, while the rear seems to be apologising for being a Japanese attempt at an American car.

I'm sure once a few get about I'll grow to love it.

8 August 2011

Really pretty, really smart.

love it

Competance executes, character inspires

8 August 2011

A weight of over 2.5 tons, 0-60 in 5.9 seconds and a government CO2 output of 87 g/km.

I wonder what the real world mpg is?

8 August 2011

I really like the look of this. I can see it appealing to the type of person who would also consider a Maserati Quattroporte. If I had the money and was looking for a stylish large coupe or saloon it'd be on my shortlist

8 August 2011

This car will find buyers in the UK. I am not a fan but I respect and understand it. The only thing I would change is that horrible steering wheel.

9 August 2011

Am still waiting for the Tesla S...

9 August 2011

A fine attempt at a ground breaking car from a totally new company, once again the obvious problem is the weight which at 2500kgs is at least 600kgs too heavy but still full marks for this attempt.

9 August 2011

[quote March1]Am still waiting for the Tesla S...[/quote] at almost 800 kilos lighter it will probably be worth the wait also :)

10 August 2011

Just don't like the price.

Peter Cavellini.

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