Just as promised only a few days ago, Fisker unveiled a new model, the Surf, at the debut of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Also just as promised is what the Fisker Surf is,
an estate a shooting break version of the Fisker Karma.
The lack of surprises continues somewhat when you see that the design of the new bits, everything round the back, have been “inspired” by Ferrari’s FF.
Nevertheless, the new Fisker Surf does have a joy of styling feature about its design and it still feels special despite the very similar look to the Karma.
Adding a new set of windows, a larger rear screen and a little extra body work is claimed not to have added more than 66 pounds to the final weight of the Fisker Surf.
That’s a pretty good thing since the environmentally oriented Surf still carries as the same sort of drivetrain as the Karma which consists of a couple of electric motors and a 2.0 liter range extender.
Together they make for some serious performance reading, with 403 horsepower being chucked out by the electric motors and the range extender is a GM sourced 2.0 liter turbocharged powerplant with up to 260 horses available on tap.
In the future, and by the time the Fisker Surf sees series production, the range extender will be supplied by BMW.