Just days before its official debut at the New York Auto show, Czech automotive enthusiast outlet Autoforum.cz has blown the covers off the Fisker Atlantic, the slightly smaller and much more affordable stablemate to the six-figure Karma.
Previously referred to as the “Project Nina” the rear license plate on the car clearly shows the name “Atlantic.” In the midst of election year politics, and the sudden evaporation of federal loan guarantees for advanced-technology vehicle development, many were uncertain about the fate of Fisker’s second car.
The appearance of the handsome Atlantic, whether planned or not, is probably a welcome distraction from the spate of negative publicity the company has received from its poor review from Consumer Reports, which reported its test vehicle shut off unexpectedly in the middle of testing.
To add to the drama surrounding the automotive start-up, the eponymous CEO Henrik Fisker was recently replaced by Chrysler veteran Tom LaSorda, who took over chief executive duties at the company a little over a month ago.
Little is officially known about the Atlantic, but it’s believed it’s range extender will be a turbocharged BMW four-cylinder, and that it may be produced in Wilmington, Delaware at the same plant where the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky roadsters were formerly produced.