While most of the news out there is about electric supercars and hypercars, the Karma 2020 Revero GT is one that’s a hybrid that should get people pretty excited. The car is made by the Chinese-backed Karma, which used to be Fisker Karma. The company revealed its new Revero GT at the Shanghai Auto Show.
The Revero GT is based on the previous car from Karma, but it features new bodywork, new technology, and much-improved performance. The car gets an all-new powertrain that the company developed with the help of an engine sourced from BMW. The Twin-Power 3-cylinder engine. The engine is the same as the one found in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The company added to the powertrain upgraded batteries and more powerful electric motors.
Altogether the vehicle makes 535 hp and can go for 80 miles on battery power alone before the gasoline engine kicks in to extend the range. The car can make a 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 4.5 seconds and has an electronically limited speed of 125 mph. Overall, it’s a major step forward for the brand and a serious competitor to the other vehicles out there.
The company also showcased a special design from Pininfarina and a concept vehicle at the show. The concept is meant to showcase that the company will eventually transition its vehicles to fully electric powertrains.