Automotives: the Fisker Atlantic (Fisker Nina project)
Fisker’s follow-up to the luxurious Karma created a rev of excitement early this month as these lovely images leaked onto the internet. News of accidental sightings cropped up in Czechoslovakia and New York, just days before a highly anticipated debut at the New York Auto Show. First known as the Fisker Nina project, The Atlantic plug-in hybrid echoes the sleek design of its sexy older sibling at just half the price.
The luxury class Fisker Karma costs approx. $87,900 and boasts the Electric Vehicle extended range (EVer) recharge or refuel option, along with superior design and sustainable luxe interiors. The Atlantic will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $47,400 and already promises the same muscular grace and beauty.
Designer Henrik Fisker definitely offers a beautiful vision to car and eco enthusiasts, however the company has suffered several setbacks as far as production and funding issues, as well as a battery recall scenario at the most critical point of the company’s introduction. Unfortunate reports of bugs by reputable automotive news outlets continue to haunt the late blossoming company.
One can not help but compare Fisker and his batmobile-like creations, to the more Bruce Wayne-like Elon Musk and Tesla Automotive. Boasting a third model with its X Class SUV hybrid, the larger and more consistently funded competitor has a leg up in the race. Regardless, interest in the Fisker brand is undeniable due to quality of craftsmanship and design.
Because we live to go with the underdog, L|T|M is maintaining faith that the evolution of sustainable automotives will continue to bring us better, sexier, greener and more cost efficient options as time goes on.