There's really only two things you can tell when you see a disguised test car out on a street: A. It comes from a company that makes or plans to make cars and B. It's a design that's disguised because we're not supposed to know about it yet. This disguised Fisker Karma breaks both of those rules.

Fisker is effectively shut down at the moment, and the chances of it recovering look pretty dim right now. And, even if Fisker was still a viable car-developing entity, the Karma's been out for years. Everyone knows what the thing looks like. Hell, what it looks like is the only reason we even care about it. So why is this Fisker in dazzle-paint?

Toronto-area Jalop Nekky snapped these photos the other day, and they raise many, many questions. Like why it's dazzle-painted at all — you'd attract far less attention with a normally-painted Fisker. Still, I have a few theories to account for why this car exists:


1. Fisker read my post about making a diesel Karma, and this is their test mule. I got excited when I saw the exhaust vents in the rear, but those are standard on Karmas. Still, it could be diesel fumes coming out of them!

2. It's just some private owner's Karma that they painted dazzle-ship style to confuse auto journalists. If so, mission accomplished!


3. It's a leftover test mule that a worker snagged when the company mostly collapsed. If that's the case, I hope we didn't get anyone in trouble.

4. Fisker's just playing dead, and is going to introduce a new Karma very soon, and this one runs on pollutants and emits as exhaust a miasma that gives everyone mild but pleasant orgasms in a 500-foot radius around the car.

5. It's a normal, customer's Fisker, but with a weird paint quality-control issue.


Anyone else have any insight? Jump into Kinja there and help us figure out what the hell's going on here.