Karma Automotive (formerly Fisker) may have fizzled out over the years after the company changed hands, but it has made a splash at the 2019 LA Auto Show, starting with the stunning SC2. Featuring front and rear mounted twin electric motors that produce 1,100 HP and 10,500 lb-ft of wheel torque, it’s capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in under 1.9-seconds. It’s powered by an I-shaped 120 kWh battery that offers a range of 350 miles on a single charge. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Other features include carbon ceramic brakes, a pushrod racing suspension, a torque vectoring gearbox, and an ultrasonic dynamic regenerative panel for high performance handling. Karma’s Drive and Play technology enables automotive and gaming enthusiasts to re-live their previous drives through a simulated driving experience within their own vehicle. This system consists of triple high definition camera located beneath the windshield and frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar sensors that provide a 360 capture of the car while in motion, within a 3D environment.
SC2’s extreme design and proportions are expressive of Karma’s unique intersections of technology, performance and luxury. We challenged ourselves to design a street-ready hypercar concept, using Karma’s in-house IP and components. Now, through Karma’s open-platform, SC2’s technology can be integrated into a variety of future vehicles,” said Karma design exec Andreas Thurner.