Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype - 2012 New York Auto Show
A Nina by any other name, the second vehicle from Fisker Automotive was previewed off-site in New York. Now officially dubbed the Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype, this slick coupe-like four-door sedan portends the next model in the development pipeline for the fledgling automaker.
While chief exec and company namesake Henrik Fisker did not offer complete details on the production vehicle that will likely be priced in the $50,000 range - about half of what the Fisker Karma commands - he did note that the Atlantic will use the second-generation of the firm's EVer (Electric Vehicle with extended range) powertrain that matches an electric motor fed by a primary lithium-ion battery pack with a small gasoline engine that serves as a generator/range extender. Rear-wheel-drive will be standard on the Atlantic, but all-wheel drive is planned as an option.
Roughly the size of an Audi A5, the Atlantic displays an evolution of the current Fisker design DNA. With styling heavily inspired by nature, it blends a new take on automaker's signature grille treatment with sweeping aerodynamic lines and dramatic contours. The long wheelbase ensures exceptional passenger space in all seating positions, and the Atlantic's trick glass roof supported by a super-strong "spider structure" adds visual interest while maintaining generous rear headroom.
"Fisker Automotive is transitioning from a start-up automaker to a fully-fledged mainstream car manufacturer and the Atlantic is a crucial milestone in that process," said Tom LaSorda, CEO Fisker Automotive. "We have a long way to go, but in the near future Fisker intends to deliver this exceptional American-designed, engineered, and manufactured vehicle to showrooms worldwide."