Here is another car I'm in love with: the Karma Fisker. Due out in the next year or so, it is a plug-in hybrid with excellent range and plenty of space inside. It proves that fuel efficiency need not be boring.
Ron calls it a 4 door Corvette, and there is a lot of truth to that. It is reportedly very fast and it is obviously a looker. It just happens to have four doors. Sort of a Corvette Panamera, if you will. I can't wait to see how these things sell - and to see one going down the road down here in San Diego somewhere. But at $100K a copy, we probably won't be seeing many on the road.
It was a little disappointing that we didn't get to sit in it, but they did pick a beautiful color.
Here is a better view on the side that had the doors closed. Gorgeous, gorgeous lines on this car.
When we went to Concours d'Elegance in Monterey in August 2009 (an amazing event, by the way), we saw this Fisker in the parking lot as we were leaving. Everyone leaving CDE had to pass right by it, so it was a smart move on the company's part.
I'm pretty sure those suits standing behind it are company execs. I should do some research and find out who they were.
Many people were coming by and having their photo taken with the car. It really stood out at an event that had many standout vehicles.
My prediction: this car will eventually become as valuable as Tuckers are today. The Karma costs $100K new, but one of two things will happen: either the company will go belly-up (ala Tucker) in which case they will be a very unusual rarity and thus sought after, or the company will be successful and Karmas will become a well-known luxury alternative fuel car company. Either way, they'll become valuable.