2012 Fisker Atlantic

The 2012 Fisker Atlantic prototype was exhibited just before the New York International Auto Show.

It is a hybrid vehicle that can be switched manually or automatically between gas power and electric power.

The car's designers have equipped the vehicle with a gas engine that does not provide power directly to the drive system. Instead, the gas engine is used only to charge the battery system, making the car an extended range electric vehicle.

The basic model comes as a rear-wheel-drive, but an all-wheel-drive will be available.

Interior

Visually, the car imparts a very sporty appearance, yet the interior offers very comfortable and roomy seating for driver and passengers. The car is built on a long wheelbase to give extra legroom and trunk space.

The car features a glass roof. This has been constructed using the innovative "spider" technology that allows it to surpass safety requirements in crash and rollover scenarios. The roof is noticeably domed in shape, giving plenty of headroom within.

Exterior

From the front, the car looks like a coupe, but it is in fact a 4-seater, 4-door sedan. The front is dominated by large, twin grilles and the hood and sides are sculpted into dynamic shapes, adding to the sporty appearance.

The rear door handles are concealed within the rear pillars, another design trick that makes the car look like a coupe at first glance.

The rear LED lamps are cleverly designed to split in two, thereby allowing the trunk opening to extend across the entire width of the car. The trunk lid doubles as a rear spoiler, providing improved aerodynamic performance.

Production model

While the company has not yet announced a production date, it is likely that the first 2012 Fisker Atlantic will be on the market before the end of 2012. The company has not given details of the gas engine that will ship with the car, or what equipment will be supplied.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Sport Sedan Est. Market Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 9.0 gallons (36 liters) MPG: NA
Dimensions
Length: 196.8 in. (499.8 cm) Wheelbase: 124.4 in. (316 cm)
Height: 52.4 in. (133 cm) Width: 84.0 in. (213.3 cm)
Curb Weight: 5300 lbs (2404 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 6.9 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4
Performance
Electric Motor: EVer Electric Vehicle Torque: 959 ft-lbs
Voltage: 336 V Battery: Mid-mounted lithium ion
Engine: Turbocharged 4 cylinder Displacement: 2.0 liters
0-60 mph: 6.3 seconds Top Speed: 125 mph (201 km/h)