LOS ANGELES — Southern California-based startup Karma Automotive on Tuesday unveiled a sleek new all-electric concept vehicle with hinge winged doors and eye-popping performance.
The SC2, according to the company, delivers 1,100 horsepower, 10,500 lb.-ft. of torque and can achieve 0 to 100 km/h in less than 1.9 seconds. The car’s EV range is estimated to be 560 km thanks to its “I-shaped” 120-kWh battery.
Karma says the two-door luxury car is meant to be a “bold demonstration” of the company’s future design direction and technology, including fingerprint and facial recognition sensors for vehicle entry.
“Karma’s SC2 is a signpost to our future as a technology-driven brand,” Karma Automotive CEO Lance Zhou said in a release. “More than that, it previews our future design language, and is a thought-provoking expression of Karma’s future Intellectual Property and product offerings.”
The SC2 debuted alongside the company’s new 2020 Revero GTS, a performance version of Karma’s plug-in hybrid electric Revero GT, which debuted earlier this year.
Karma Automotive was founded in 2014 from the remaining assets of Fisker Automotive, which was founded by famed auto designer Henrik Fisker in 2007 but went bankrupt. The company’s operations are based in Southern California, but it’s owned by Wanxiang Group, a major Chinese auto parts supplier.
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