Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid Makes Public Driving Debut At Laguna Seca

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Fisker Karma at Laguna Seca

Fisker Karma at Laguna Seca

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Fisker Automotive's long awaited plug-in hybrid Karma sedan had previously only ever been seen in its complete production-ready form in photographs and at car shows, but for the first time onlookers got to see the luxury hybrid stretch its legs during its public driving debut at this year's Monterey Historic Automobile Races, held during the Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance.

The Karma was a quickly-realized product by any standard, with Fisker taking just 19 months to take the car from concept to reality. Fisker will also exhibited its new hardtop convertible concept, the Karma Sunset, which recently won a SEAMO award for Concept Car of the Year.

The public drive debut saw the Fisker Karma take to the legendary 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca course, where onlookers got to see the capabilities of the two 201-horsepower electric motors that power the car as it maneuvered around the track. Now you, too, can see the car in action thanks to the video below.

For those interested in paying the $87,500 purchase price for the sleek Fisker Karma, the waiting list is expected to be lengthy, with Fisker's CEO Henrik Fisker claiming that the entire production run has been sold out until mid-2010. For full details on the car's production, drivetrain and availability, check out our previous story by clicking here.

 
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