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Fisker Karma; got to see one last night

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Lonestar 48, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Lonestar 48

    Lonestar 48 Silver Member

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    Yeah, it is an electric car, but it is really cool!

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    Top speed of 95 mph in electric mode, 125 with the engine boost. Somewhere around $100,000.
     
  2. Viper16

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    I have seen two in my area on the same day in the same part of town...they were not the same one because of different colors....they sure do look sweet though! I heard they are slow.
     

  3. Lonestar 48

    Lonestar 48 Silver Member

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    I think 0-60, in the engine boost mode was 5.9 sec's. They even have speakers on the outside to give them a muscle car rumble, or at least they are an option.
     
  4. devildog2067

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    I saw one in a parking lot when I was walking down the street the other day. Very eye-catching.
     
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    For the last year every time I look out my kitchen window I get to see a Fisker sign at the car dealer across the street, just more Obama fail.:rofl:
     
  6. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    My god, its the car from "The Marching Morons" come to life.
     
  7. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Drop dead sexy car!

    Throw in a V-10 and I'd drool. :)
     
  8. filthy infidel

    filthy infidel 100% Infidel

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    The owner of the company I work for has one, it is burgundy. The first time I heard the name was this past Monday when I asked a co-worker what the ugly car was in the #1 spot.
    Up until my last Road and Track subscription in 2000 or so I could recognize any car from a mile away from the front or back in the dark.
    This one just looks like a Mazda with Subaru and Jaguar in the mix. Stretched in the middle just a little too far and ugly in both the front and the back.
    It just looks like a joint venture between Ray Charles and Mazda.
     
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    Wait....speakers on the outside that produce engine noise? Really? Weenie mobile.
     
  10. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    To me, all I see is 'Vette in the front and Jag in the back. :wavey:
     
  11. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    I'd have to snip the wires going to those external speakers before I even left the dealers lot.
     
  12. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Styling, cool. Price/performance ratio, not so much.
     
  13. vikingsoftpaw

    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    wtf??
     
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    I'm not a hybrid fan, but Fisker makes some sexy vehicles.
     
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    I'd rather drive a PT cruiser.
     
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    External speakers are supposedly for safety of pedestrians and such. Electric car is silent at parking lot speeds.

    My old neighbor almost ran me over with his prius a couple times in the alley because you just can't hear an electric car backing up at 2 mph.
     
  17. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    Wait till the modders get their hands on this.

    Lions roar
    Tarzan yell
    Godzilla
    Crickets chirping

    A person could have a lot of fun with this.
     
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    I'd make it sound like a semi-truck! :rofl:
     
  19. filthy infidel

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    I'd make it sound like a $100K car.
     
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    Playing card and a clothes pin.