In an apparent bid to drum up some buzz, Henrik Fisker has posted an image of what is presumably the 400-mile, all-electric sports car that he claims will be revealed in late 2017.
While the image obviously isn’t much to go on, and we won’t get a real look at what Fisker is developing until late 2017, there are a couple of things that stand out. Clearly, the image is meant to show off the dihedral/butterfly/suicide doors that Fisker says the production model will eventually possess.
There have apparently been no production vehicles to date that have featured rear-hinged dihedral doors like those shown in the image, so Fisker sensibly seems to want to make a show of them (and thus the model’s novelty) with the tweet.
A Breakthrough: Innovative new butterfly doors in our new Fisker model, for easier ingress/egress. More next week… pic.twitter.com/Tjw5g7b2YQ
— Henrik Fisker (@henrikfisker) October 20, 2016
Autoblog provides a bit more commentary: “Other than the nifty doors, the front fascia has what looks to be LED accent or running lights on the side, while the rear taillights are also LED units. As Fisker claimed earlier this year, the upcoming electric car will be a ‘spiritual successor’ to the Karma and that shows in the profile of the car, although the teased car has shorter front and rear overhangs. Fisker hasn’t released a lot of information on the upcoming vehicle, besides that it would be sporty and spacious. … The new vehicle will be Fisker’s first under his new company called Fisker Inc. The battery technology for the vehicle is currently being developed at UCLA, by the company’s own battery division known as Fisker Nanotech.”
Henrik Fisker is pretty good at drumming up interest and excitement, but the Fisker Karma fiasco has left a bad taste in many people’s mouths. While I would be happy to see Fisker come through on his claims of releasing a 400-mile EV within just a few years, I remain a bit skeptical.
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