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Fisker's gorgeous Karma reincarnated as the Karma Revero

The Karma Revero looks almost identical to the Fisker Karma 
The Karma Revero looks almost identical to the Fisker Karma 
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The Karma Revero looks almost identical to the Fisker Karma 
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The Karma Revero looks almost identical to the Fisker Karma 
The car's badge is hand painted
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The car's badge is hand painted
The solar roof will feed power to the battery
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The solar roof will feed power to the battery
Karma has done a brand new infotainment system
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Karma has done a brand new infotainment system

When the Fisker Karma launched in 2011, it instantly turned heads. Forget about the environmentally friendly construction, just looking at it was enough to get gear heads fired up. Unfortunately, the financial realities of mass production killed the car before it could truly make an impact. Now, thanks to a fresh injection of Chinese cash, the Karma is back. Thankfully, it looks just as good as ever.

From the outside, the Karma Revero looks almost identical to the Fisker Karma. That's no bad thing, because the original design was some of Henrik Fisker's best work – considering he's the man behind the BMW Z8, the Aston Martin DB9, and the one-off Thunderbolt, that's high praise.

The real changes have been wrought under the skin, where the Revero will be fitted with a new infotainment system, fast-charging capability, and an updated solar panel capable of charging the battery. Karma says the solar-charging technology is an American first, but hasn't revealed details about just how much juice it will provide.

Karma has done a brand new infotainment system
Karma has done a brand new infotainment system

Technology changes aside, there is one area that will have to be better than before, and that's build quality. As is often the case with boutique manufacturers, the original Fisker Karma wasn't quite on par with mass-produced cars when it came to build quality. The fact they had a tendency to catch fire didn't help either.

"Serving a mass market is not, and never will be, our purpose," says Jim Taylor, Chief Revenue Officer at Karma Automotive. "The Revero is for a discerning group of individuals who desire beautiful, clean vehicles and a memorable ownership experience. We are thrilled to start this journey."

Buyers will be able to order through 10 dealerships in North America, and Karma Automotive is also planning a flagship "brand experience center" in Orange County. Existing owners will have the opportunity to reserve a car before the general public, who will get their chance on September 8.

If that's too long to wait, the video below gives a pretty good idea about how it's shaping up.

Source: Karma Automotive via PR Newswire

5 comments
Keith Reeder
Ferrari would be flattered by plagiarism: http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201203/2012-ferrari-599-gto-by-r_800x0w.jpg
ei3io
"GORGEOUS" ? really? they kept the same ugly grill as before the bankruptcy and therefore it was hidden in the video's lighting. Ugly cars always market with closeup details and dark lighting to hide form.
Island Architect
There is absolutely nothing gorgeous about Paul Weightman's mustache! Bleck!
cadmsee
It's beautiful!
Michael Wilson
"There is absolutely nothing gorgeous about Paul Weightman's mustache! Bleck!" Heh. I've looked at pictures of the Fisker Karma for years and never noticed that. Now that it is seen, it cannot be unseen. Argh!