What we have here is the first picture of the Karma Revero—but you’d be forgiven for stifling a yawn. On all, we’ve noticed this before, as the Fisker Karma, a plug-in hybrid first noticed in the dark days at the end of 2008. Fisker the organization eventually imploded into bankruptcy, but the car was semi-resurrected as the VLF Destino, swapping its hybrid powertrain for a ZR1 V-8. Now it’s back back again as a hybrid with a new name and a brand-new logo!
On its slick website, Karma Automotive acts as if it built this devastatingly sexy sedan from scratch somewhere in Southern California—which the car’s actual designer, Henrik Fisker, did when he founded Fisker Automotive there nearly a decade ago. Unlike Fisker Automotive, however, Karma Revero is not an independent car organization banking on government loans to survive. Salvaged from Fisker’s remains, it’s owned by giant Chinese auto-parts supplier Wanxiang (which also purchased out the last of A123 Systems, Fisker’s American battery supplier).
The Revero, for its part, is supposed to make its debut in September and market for 100 great although as yet we know nothing of its electric collection specifications, or all the other fine detail that tend to market a luxury car.