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Production 2013 Fisker Surf Coming To September's Paris Auto Show


Despite recent funding setbacks and recalls involving the Karma’s battery pack and software, Fisker is moving ahead with plans to show a production version of its Surf Concept at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.

Sales of the Surf shooting brake (or station wagon, if you prefer) are expected to begin in late 2012 or early 2013. In time for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the automaker expects to expand its range to include a retractable hardtop convertible model as well.

As GT Spirit explains, Fisker describes the Surf as a cross between a sports car and a station wagon. Its shooting brake body style was recently used by Ferrari on its all-wheel-drive Ferrari FF, so the idea of a four-seat sports car with cargo room should no longer be that foreign to car buffs.

Like the Karma, the Surf will employ a battery-electric drivetrain that’s supplemented by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that acts as a generator. On fully charged batteries, the Surf is expected to have a range of nearly 50 miles, but on fully charged batteries and a full tank of gas will be capable of traveling some 300 miles.

Valmet, who builds Karma sedans for Fisker in its Finnish plant, will also handle assembly of the Surf. Valmet has the capacity to build some 15,000 vehicles for Fisker each year, of which 7,000 are expected to be Karma sedans. The Surf is projected to be a low-volume model, with production of approximately 3,500 units over its lifespan.
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  1. you remember when v8's use to rule the roads? now look what we have, don't get me wrong its a good looking car.
     
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  2. @Enzo, we're not there yet (from my perspective, anyway), but cars like the Fisker Karma / Surf, the Chevy Volt, the Jaguar C-X75 and the new Pininfarina Cambiano may represent the wave of the future. Sure, I'll miss the sound of a big V-8, but the power delivery of an electric car charged by a diesel turbine has a lot of potential.
     
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  3. Dont forget that they will then have to play a digital tape of an engine noise so you can actually hear the car when crossing the road or riding your bike !
     
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  4. well i give it a few more years its already out of our control. some of those cars just lacks in major ways..WizardsLore is right.
     
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  5. I see 2 different looking cars here.. the front half being the sleek and sexy Karma while the rear was like they handed it over to an ex-Ssanyong designer to slaughter it. I see the comparison to the Ferrari FF but where Ferrari succeeded Fisker simply bombed-out big time.
     
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