Good Karma? The Karma Revero GT Adds Sports and Performance Packs
What goes around, goes around—and around and around.
Worry not if you forgot about the existence of the Karma Revero GT. You are not alone. Previously known as the Fisker Karma, the wildly curvaceous four-door gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid lives on under the new Karma Revero guise. With 536 horsepower from its twin electric motors and a turbocharged three-cylinder engine sourced from BMW, the 5,062-pound Revero GT makes its way to 60 miles per hour from a standstill in a manufacturer estimated 3.9 seconds with launch control engaged. (Sans launch control, the Karma needs 4.5 seconds to hit the same mark. ) No doubt, the low-slung sedan sports the looks to match its performance already. However, those in search of a little more visual panache may want to look at the model's newly available Sports package.
Seemingly an alternative to the previously announced Revero GTS, the Revero GT's Sports pack deletes much of the exterior's chrome pieces and adds bits of carbon-fiber flair. Additionally, the package includes 22-inch wheels and tires, cross-drilled brake rotors, red-painted brake calipers, monochrome Karma logos, and "GTS" fender badges. Inside, Karma adds carbon-fiber trim, a monochrome Karma logo on the steering wheel, and the GTS insignia on the center console (it also appears within the infotainment screen).
Those looking for the Sports package's interior enhancements sans its exterior kit will want to check out the Performance package. Opting for this package also adds a special Track driving mode that complements the standard Stealth (EV mode), Sustain (which uses the engine to charge the battery pack), and Sport (both power sources come into play) settings. There's no word on what changes are made to differentiate the car's Track mode from its Sport mode.
The Environmental Protection Agency rates Revero GT's riding on 21-inch wheels and tires with a 61-mile electric-only driving range before needing to fire up its three-cylinder engine to assist. Anticipate models with the larger 22-inchers to see a small drop in range. Karma is mum on pricing for both the Sports and Performance packages, but expect the brand to sell such models with a price tag close to that of the approximately $150,000 Revero GTS.