Frankfurt Auto Show: Fisker Sunset Convertible Scheduled For 2013
Fisker has confirmed the production plans for the Sunset convertible at the ongoing 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Sunset convertible is based on the Fisker Karma sedan and the automaker revealed that this model will arrive in the market in 2013.
The Sunset Convertible was first revealed at the Detroit North American International Auto Show in 2009. The convertible will be powered by Fisker’s Q Drive powertrain that features an electric drive motor coupled with a turbocharged 2.0 liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine. The output of this hybrid powertrain is 403 horsepower and 981 lb-ft of torque. The most interesting feature of this hybrid powertrain is that all the torque is available right from 0 rpm. The pure electric range of this car will be 50 miles and the top range will be over 300 miles, thanks to the range-extending gasoline engine. The Sunset has the capacity to deliver the performance and excitement of a sports car with an impressive fuel economy. When shifted into sport mode, the Sunset can sprint from rest to 60 mph in about 6 seconds.
The Sunset is almost similar to the Karma and the primary difference lies in the roof and the door design. The Sunset is a two-door model, while the Karma sedan features four doors. The interior of the convertible is designed to give the feel of a premium luxury car.
The green automaker plans to produce the Sunset convertible as its halo vehicle. Given that the Karma sedan, on which the convertible is based, is priced ranging from $95,900 to $108,900, we can easily expect the pricing of the Sunset convertible to hit the six-figure mark.