We’ve been waiting to see this car since October 2009 when at the dedication to Fisker’s Delaware plant, Vice President Joe Biden said it and two other siblings were quite fetching, and full-swing production was to be 100,000 units per year.
To be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged BMW gasoline engine – plus as—of-yet unspecified A123 Systems battery pack and electric motor – the Fisker Atlantic was photographed prior to its debut this week at the New York Auto Show.
Family resemblance to the Karma is clear, but this model is to be roughly half the price. On first glance it looks like a two-door coupe, but note seam lines for rear doors meaning this is a four-door as is the Chevy Volt.
No doubt Fisker will be hoping its official EPA numbers are less underwhelming than the Karma’s were, and we’ll soon see whether Fisker shows the other versions also, and what else it can tell us.
Last we’d heard the car was to be priced somewhere in the upper $40,000 range, is eligible for subsidies, and now after over two years of keeping it away from spy photographers, here are a few first pictures.