California Automotive startup Karma for the first time participate in the largest national auto show. In Los Angeles, the company will present the coupe SC2 – further development of the electric show car SC1 Vision – and the “charged” sedan Revero GTS.
In render Karma is presented as SC2 coupe with classic proportions, shifted to the stern of the passenger capsule, cameras instead of side mirrors, tail lights across the entire width of the body and lifting doors “gull-wing”. Details of the kit are obviously made of pressed carbon – composite produced from short fibres of carbon fibres, due to what on the surface appears a characteristic pattern.
Karma Automotive calls himself not a manufacturer, and a high-tech company, a technological incubator for partners and startups willing to test new developments. It’s even written under the Open Platform strategy, in which the earlier concept SC1 Vision.
The design of the show car borrows and develops the style of the Speedster SC1 Vision presented in the summer at the Competition of elegance at pebble beach. That, in turn, inspired by the racing aircraft Hughes H-1 1935, on which American industrialist and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes set continental speed record, getting up to 567,115 kilometers per hour.
As for the second novelty – Karma Revero GTS, is a “charged” version of the hybrid sedan Revero GT. Normal cityradio equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo engine from BMW i8 acting as a generator, and the traction battery is at 28 kilowatt-hours. The total capacity of the power plant – 535 forces, and the dynamics of acceleration to 60 mph (97 kph) in 4.5 seconds. The option with the prefix GTS will be able to go and four seconds.