Karma To Introduce The New Revero GTS In Los Angeles

Karma introduced the Revero GT earlier this year and a new report is indicating the company will use the Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil a high-performance variant known as the Revero GTS.

Little is known about the model, but Wards Auto says it will feature an assortment of “enhancements” including special wheels and an upgraded interior.

The sedan will also have an upgraded powertrain as the publication says the car will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds. That’s one second faster than the standard model.

This suggests the car will be equipped with more powerful electric motors, but nothing is official as of yet. Regardless, the standard Revero GT has two motors that produce a combined output of 536 hp (400 kW / 543 PS) and 1,100 lb-ft (1,491 Nm) of torque. They enable the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h).

The electric motors are powered by a 28 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and this enables the car to travel up to 80 miles (129 km) on electricity alone. The model is also equipped with a BMW-sourced 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine that acts as a generator and extends the overall driving range up to 360 miles (579 km).

Besides showing the Revero GTS, Karma will also unveil a “follow-up” to the SC1 Vision concept. There’s no word on specifics, but the original concept was an electric roadster which featured autonomous driving technology and a camera-based eye tracking system that was capable of biometric identification.

Wards Auto also talked to Karma’s chief technology officer, Bob Kruse, who revealed the company is working on “Project e-klipse.” It’s a new platform for electric vehicles and it will underpin an assortment of different models as Kruse suggested we will see “some unique vehicles and, obviously, some highly styled vehicles.”

Kruse went on to say the platform could enable the company to increase their output, but noted they won’t chase volume by moving downmarket. Instead, he said Karma will “continue to target the luxury niche” segment.

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  • Dennis James

    Its incredible how well this design by Henrik Fisker was able to stand the test of time. Just like the Aston Martin DB9 (which I highly prefer to the DB11), designed by the same man.

    • HawkeyeVG

      Henrik Fisker is that you?

    • Smith

      Stand the test of time, that’s because this 20 year old design is hardly ever seen except on prototype or concept cars. Never seen in production and never will be, so it is a rare design, but have to admit it is really, really, really old and boring.

      • Mike anonymous

        I suppose You (As We All Are) Entitled To Your Own Opinion, Although It should be noted that The 2011 Karma was designed in 2007, About 12 years ago, nearly a decade (equal to 10 years) shy of 20-years.
        Separately, Fisker Automotive existed from 2006/2007 until 2013. That Company previously known as “Fisker Automotive”, now exists as “Fisker.Inc.”

        Fisker Automotive ‘Was‘ A relatively high-volume automaker. Within the first year of production about 10,000 production examples had been built. For Comparison, it took Automobili Lamborghini 50 years to build 26,208 cars, about 500 cars on average per year since 1963 (That is from 1963 to 2013).

        The Karma Revero seen above is an American automobile company called Karma Automotive, who simply purchased the design and assembly rights to the vehicle a separate company “Fisker Automotive” built. The two automakers are separate.

        Regarding hardly any being around is due to the fact that Karma Automotive is a low-volume automaker, Unlike the company they bought the rights to designs from. The Revero GT has not been released yet. (Note I am not here to ‘defend’ any one person or company, but if you are going to make a statement then it should at the very least be based on factual knowledge of any given situation).

        Seemingly A Great Deal Of Dislike For A Vehicle Or Company Based On Personal Preference, Although I suppose We Are All Entitled To Our Own Opinions. With That Stated, May I Suggest Doing Research Regarding The Topic Your Are Speaking On, Before Making A Statement.

  • Smith

    Hey, is Fisker or Karma or whatever their new name is this week, are they still around? Don’t hear much about them other than occasional articles about the new old model they plan to launch, but never see any product in production or anything in the market. Thought they have given up and gone back to China!

  • Smith

    Seeing double, drink much? those must be the four prototypes they produced over the last 15 years but never got to production yet.

  • S3XY

    He’s a danish sleezebag

    • Mike anonymous

      Would You care to elaborate on why that is your belief?. It would be rude to state that about someone who you (or others) may be less informed of/about.

  • S3XY

    Stop f***king around and make it all electric. those guys are morons

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