The Fisker Karma S is the world's first plug-in hybrid convertible. Featuring a folding hardtop and virtually the same lines as the Fisker Karma production car, this is one sexy hybrid.
Fisker didn't reveal any details abou the Karma S, but it'll share a platform with the 2011 Fisker Karma four-door. That car is capable of 0-60 in 5.8 seconds and has a 125 MPH top speed. The four-door will retails for $87,900, expect a healthy premium for the S.
The Press Release follows:
DETROIT, MI Jan 12, 2009: Fisker Automotive, the new American manufacturer
of premium green automobiles, unveiled the Fisker Karma S concept at the 2009
North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today. The four-seat, plug-in
hybrid hardtop convertible furthers the company's belief that driving style and
performance need not be compromised for environmental friendliness.
The open-air Fisker Karma S concept shares its aluminum spaceframe architecture
and clean Q-DRIVE® powertrain with the Fisker Karma sedan. Designed and
engineered by Quantum Technologies exclusively for Fisker Automotive, Q-DRIVE®
provides 50 emission-free miles on a single charge to its lithium-ion battery pack,
and up to 403hp from two electric motors. The power retractable hard top, a first
for Fisker, glides neatly into the trunk and a unique design language sets the Karma S
"Our objective is to create a singular design language and heritage around our state-
of-the-art Q-DRIVE® powertrain," said Fisker Automotive, Inc. CEO Henrik Fisker.
"The Karma S is an extension of the Fisker Automotive product range of eco-
conscious automobiles and sets the tone for our future."