A Real Life Fisker Karma

[singlepic id=3276 w=720 h=540 float=center] While cruising the foreclosed sprawl that is Metro Las Vegas, the last thing one expects to see is a Fisker dealership.  But there it is; and it’s not a mirage. In the rarefied circus of super-sedans, the gasoline-electric Karma is the standout visually.  The Panamera is too bulbous.  The Rapide is too derivative.  The Lamborghini Estoque is too…not a production car.  The images of the Karma online and in print readily make its boldness and beauty apparent.  But incredibly, it looks even better in person. It all comes down to the exaggerated dimensions, which just do not translate well in 2D.  The apex of the passenger compartment is just a few inches above a standing six footer’s belly button.  The hood is long and sleek, sort of a mix between an E-Type Jag (in proportions) and Gundam/Robotech (in detail).  And speaking of Jags, the cosmopolitan Fisker makes the XJ parked next to it look positively compact and pedestrian.  The 22 inch rims wearing 255/35-profile rubber complete the aggressive, wide stance. [singlepic id=3277 w=720 h=540 float=center] [singlepic id=3278 w=720 h=540 float=center] [singlepic id=3279 w=720 h=540 float=center] [singlepic id=3280 w=720 h=540 float=center] A peek through the window reveals four narrow racing-style seats.  They look cool, but a bit too snug– especially if you’re the size of the average American.  Despite its impressive exterior dimensions, the small interior means it is categorized as a subcompact.  So unless you have the legs of a flamingo, this might not be the car for you. [singlepic id=3281 w=720 h=540 float=center] [singlepic id=3282 w=720 h=540 float=center] [singlepic id=3283 w=720 h=540 float=center] [singlepic id=3284 w=720 h=540 float=center] Images source: Jim Yu

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