Fisker Karma at SEMA 2012
If you thought that SEMA was limited to tuners and mainstream automakers, think again. Even extended-range electric sedan builder Fisker
is back in on the action this year, partnering with suppliers to demonstrate personalization options for its Karma sedan
First up is 3M, who will be on hand in Fisker’s booth to wrap a Karma sedan in a different vinyl treatment each day, showing the advantages of vinyl wraps over traditional paint. Since SEMA stretches over Halloween this year, two of the four color schemes feature traditional holiday hues.
Gloss Burnt Orange and Metallic Black blend in an “October Sun” theme; Matte White with Gloss Blue stripes pay homage to classic American racing colors; Hot Rod Red and Black, trimmed in aluminum give a nod to customizers and Satin Black with Gloss Burnt Orange symbolize Fisker’s theme of “Onward.” Frankly, we’re just grateful there’s no chrome wrap.
Marking its partnership with Mobil 1 synthetic oil (chosen for its resistance to aging and efficiency-boosting properties), Fisker will show off its “American Icon” Mobil 1 Fisker Karma, in Gloss Sterling Silver with 3M Matte Blue Metallic striping, at the DUB Arena outside the show’s South Hall.
Demonstrating an environmentally-friendly chroming process, Fisker will show off Goodrich Technology’s PermaStar plating on 22-inch Circuit Blade wheels fitted to the Mobil 1 and 3M Karma’s on display.
This isn't Fisker's first trip to SEMA
, and we suppose it won’t be too much longer before extended-range electric cars become more mainstream and tuner-friendly. While Fisker may be showing just appearance upgrades at this year’s show, we’d be surprised if next year’s SEMA show didn’t highlight faster and better-handling Karmas, too.