KARMA’S CALIFORNIA SOUL WITH THE ITALIAN “DOLCE VITA”
Southern California-based Karma Automotive released, “The Making of Karma GT Designed by Pininfarina”, a video vignette showing how the company’s partnership with Pininfarina resulted in a custom-made, Italian-designed, two-door coupe variant of the new 2020 Revero GT.
Pininfarina, the iconic Italian design and engineering house, took a new 2020 Revero GT, retained the fundamental engineering parameters of the luxury electric vehicle, and then crafted a new body style (a coupe), panels and interior, offering an alternative design interpretation with some trademark Italian flair. The end result is a stunning concept combining Karma’s California soul with the Italian “dolce vita.”
Karma’s GT Designed by Pininfarina is part of its “Shanghai Big Three,” a trio of cars used to illustrate the company’s immediate, mid-term and long-term future. In addition to Karma’s Pininfarina designed concept is a new 2020 Karma Revero GT luxury electric vehicle expected to hit dealer showrooms in late 2019.
As to the relatively mid-term future, Karma is also working on their SC1 Vision Concept: a signpost to where they want to go – and since no-one wants to be left behind in this rush toward lithium, one that recognizes and embraces full electrification.
The Karma Revero is a luxury electric vehicle powered by dual electric motors that embodies Karma’s goals of offering leading automotive design, technology, customization and an outstanding customer experience. Every Revero is created with great individual care and world-class craftsmanship at the Karma Innovation and Customization Center in Moreno Valley, Calif.
No idea how much a Revero GT will cost. The 2017 was advertised for $130,000 which less than $10,000 cheaper than the Tesla Model S P100D. If Pininfarina builds the GT, it’ll cost anywhere between $180,000 and $250,000 apiece. That’s a lot when you consider that BMW’s i8 sells for about $136,000 but, then again, you’ll never see as many Pininfarina GTs as you do i8s. It’s a matter of exclusivity as is the case with all of Karma’s products since Karma doesn’t expect to sell more than 500 Revero GTs this year after selling about 500 units of the old Revero in two years.