Henrik Fisker, the man behind Fisker Automotive, has designed some stunning pieces of machinery during his lifetime. Probably his best known work is the revamping of Aston Martin and the beauties that are the DB9 and the V8 Vantage. His own line of cars currently stands at two, the Fisker Karma Sedan and the Fisker Karma S convertible. But now, even before either of those hits the market, he’s created a third.
The Fisker Surf is a wagon version of the Karma. It’s got the same nose, doors and taught haunches, but its got a more practical and spacious cabin. The styling is striking, and it probably won’t sit well with everyone (especially ’round the back), but it won’t fail to turn heads and it’ll never be called dull. Personally, I wish all wagons were as emotive as the Surf.
Henrik Fisker said of his latest creation: “The Surf is a first-of-its-kind eco-friendly lifestyle vehicle that offers space, performance and luxury design for people who live an active, environmentally conscious lifestyle and like to drive beautiful cars”
The Fisker Surf is powered by the same hybrid drivetrain as the Karma. That means it’s fitted with a 255 horsepower turbocharged engine and two electric motors capable of delivering 403 horsepower to the rear wheels.
Aside from the new roofline, the interior is the only area where the Surf differs noticeably from the Karma. The increased space means there is more headroom for rear seat passengers and more cargo volume. The Surf is still not as spacious as most other wagons though, as the hybrid drivetrain and batteries take up much of the available room. To combat this, Fisker is working on a bespoke luggage set which will make the most of the available space.
Fisker have stated that the Surf will be priced a touch above the Karma (currently $95,900 to $108,900) when it goes on sale next year.
Source: Fisker Automotive