Innovative extruded aluminum spaceframe revealed
2 March 2010

This is the Fisker Karma, which has been shown at the Geneva motor show.

The car is built around an innovative aluminium spaceframe chassis. Fisker claims that "if its advanced, extruded aluminum spaceframe is any indication it will be one of the world’s best driving cars."

See the Fisker Karma at Geneva

It adds that the spaceframe "sets new industry standards for rigidity, strength and safety" and that "though it is a big (4996mm x 1984mm) four-door saloon, it will handle like a coupe."

The production version of the Karma plug-in hybrid will go on sale at the end of the year.

It has 403bhp, hits 62mph in 6.0sec and has a top speed of 125mph, yet averages 83mpg and emits 83g/km of CO2.

Designed by former Aston Martin and BMW designer Henrik Fisker, the Karma is the same height as a Porsche 911 but has the internal space to fit four adults and their luggage.

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1 March 2010

And some people said the future of electric or hybrid powertrains would be boring ! From pictures seen of the finished car, it looks fabulous too.

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1 March 2010

Averages 80mpg if driven using 10% of its actual power no doubt, and while not using its full range.

1 March 2010

Mr. Prior,

Why do you feel that Aston Martin cannot have this al tech?

An Aston sedan should have this technology to allow their sedan to seat 4 in comfort hatch or not. It is inexcusable for Aston to make a sedan that cannot hold a passenger in basic comfort; and yet you cheer for them and their old elise al tub tech. Stop cheering for old tech, and do some investigation into how company's like Fisker can build sedans as this. J

1 March 2010

Why has this story within only 1 day been removed from this site's viewable screen? J

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