Before Tesla was cool, Fisker was making high-end electric cars.
Sometimes early innovators don’t get all the glory. That’s certainly the case with Fisker, a brand which was promoted heavily by the likes of George Clooney, Donald Glover, Leonardo DiCaprio, and more. It was a fashionable way to make an ecologically-friendly statement about transportation. Now you have the chance to own a part of the innovative history, thanks to this 2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport has come to market, all through Reds Enterprises.
Right at the center of the groundbreaking design is a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain. Twin AC motors on the rear axle produce 402-horsepower, fed by a lithium-ion battery pack. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine sourced from GM doesn’t make the wheels turn, but it does act as a generator for when the battery has been depleted, so you don’t need to worry so much about driving range. Of course, you can plug this car in at a public charging station or at home, if you don’t want to burn any gas. Brembo brakes add to the sporty flair of this car.
This four-door sedan has the silhouette of a coupe, something German automakers like BMW and Mercedes have been popularizing. For its time, the design of the Karma was revolutionary, looking like nothing else on the road. You can see the Silver Wind paint looks fantastic, with a nice shine to it from nose to tail. Those dramatic 22-inch factory wheels also look great, showing no signs of curb rash or other serious damage. All badging and other original trim are present, too.
Creating a soothing environment for the driver and up to three passengers is the Dune Monotone interior. Every inch presents well, including the carpets, controls, seats, and headliner. A revolutionary center console stretches from front to rear seats, providing cupholders, storage, and more for everyone to enjoy. All four seats are well-contoured and contain soy-based bio fiber for the padding, so longer trips aren’t uncomfortable for anyone.
With the story of Fisker cut short, these cars aren’t exactly growing on trees these days. Scoop this one before it’s gone.