The Fisker Karma is being built under contract through Valmet Automotive at a production plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Valmet also builds versions of the Porsche Cayman and Boxster at the plant for Porsche, and has now begun building the Karma in accordance with a contract deal that was finalised in November 2008. Fisker spokesman, Roger Ormisher, said in a recent report,
"We're going to be ramping up very slowly, very carefully to ensure quality. This year we want to get over 7,000 deliveries."
The Fisker Karma is a a plug-in hybrid that is capable of running on electric power for up to 80km until a petrol motor kicks in. Using a 2.0-litre Ecotec turbocharged petrol motor, the Fisker Karma boasts an overall fuel consumption rating of just 2.4L/100km and offers a total range of around 480km.
It is designed as a sports car though so it's also able to achieve 0-100km/h in 5.8 seconds and go onto a top speed of 201km/h. This is thanks to a combination of two electric motors which output 150kW each and also develop an Earth-moving 1300Nm of torque.
The Fisker Karma will go on sale in the US for around AU$87,000.