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2012 Fisker Karma Gets 3,000 Orders, DiCaprio First

 
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Following up the royal treatment Fisker has given the Karma throughout its development period, the plug-in hybrid sports/luxury car will see its first examples delivered to high-profile celebrities and political figures, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore, and Colin Powell.

So far Fisker says it has amassed a total of 3,000 total orders. At production capacity ramping up to 300 cars per week, that means the Karma is sold out until sometime in early 2012.

Henrik Fisker says orders so far are split about half and half between early-adopter hybrid/electric enthusiasts and wealthy buyers that just like having the next new thing. That bodes well for Fisker's bid to enter the exclusive and competitive upper end of the luxury/performance market, a realm largely populated and dominated by Old World brands with long pedigrees.

For all the details on the Karma plug-in hybrid, check out our previous coverage here, and be sure to watch the video detailing the Karma's design below.

[Autocar]



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  1. IMO, this is the most beautiful design for a 4 door, electric or not, on the road today! Porsche should ask Fisker designers to handle their Panamera. Even Mazda shamelessly copied the lines onto their Shinari concept too!
     
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  2. Countach you have it wrong. Fisker "Borrowed" the Mazda RX8 design stretched it and added 2 doors, and the Nissan 350/370 front end treatment. So the thanks should be going the other way.
    i agree to a poitn with the Panamera comment although in drivign it, it feels smaller than it is as the dynamics shrink the car when on the road. the next Gen will be the most beautiful 4 door coupe on the market as the lessons learnt will be put to use, just like the newest version of the Cayenne is a beautiful and agressive SUV and the only choice for people in he market for a luxury 4x4
     
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  3. Wizardslore, thank you for pointing that out! I did a few quick research and according to Wiki, the Karma was due for delivery in 2009 but delayed until recently while the Shinari concept was only introduced in 2010 according to Autoblog. As for the Panamera, no doubt the ride is wonderful but I felt that a company like Porsche could have offered a much more sinister looking car than something looking so undecided. I feel that no matter how fantastic a car is engineered but without it looking good, I think its an incomplete package. But like anything on earth, there's always people liking what someone else dislike. Anyhoo, here's to hoping successor to the Panamera will win even more people's eyes and hearts!
     
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  4. I just wish I could have one. Or a Panamera for that matter.. Both are amazing automobiles.
     
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