Is the Fisker Karma the automotive equivalent of Gran Turismo 5?

Sure looks like it after the plug-in luxury sports car’s production date has been set back once again, this time until July. We’ve heard this sordid tale of run-around after run-around before and it can get pretty exhausting, especially when you consider that the Karma’s release date was supposed to happen over a year ago.

According to GreenCarReports, Roger Ormisher, director of global communications for Fisker Automotive, was quoted saying that the "first dealer [demonstration vehicles] and customer cars will arrive on these shores in July." So that pretty much rules out the earlier dates of May and June, as was previously announced by the company.

It’s disappointing, make no mistake about it. But considering that the company is still in its infancy, a little latitude should be exercised, if only to give these guys time to get their acts together. Then again, it probably isn’t a good business idea to keep delaying the product’s release date when you already raised it’s price before the car even hit the market.

This isn’t GT5, which you can just plop down 60 bucks to take home with you. $95,000 is a lot of money for people to part with and continuing to delay the release of the car could turn a lot of people off.


Source: GreenCarReports

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  (600) posted on 06.13.2011

Though it was a disappointing scenario because the release of this car has been delayed, it will still be a good choice to purchase this model because of its look.

  (329) posted on 06.9.2011

Well, I do hope that the reasons behind the delay would be good. It really is a disservice to the car if the cause of delay was actually a a small issue.

  (666) posted on 06.9.2011

he car is thin and looks like sports car. Numerous cars like this. But this one is unique. It’s like a luxury sports car and its one of the best car.

  (518) posted on 06.8.2011

Yeah, I would agree that a month’s delay is really not that big a matter here. But if they still end up delaying that date again, then we are really going to have lots of problems.

  (815) posted on 06.8.2011

It really isn’t all that surprising that the Karma would be delayed again, it is actually somewhat of a common thing with many small car manufacturers. Anyway, a month’s delay isn’t really all that much.

  (473) posted on 06.7.2011

Let’s wait for the official announcement. But there should be a proper coordination between the manufacturer and the management. We have nothing to do today but to wait.

  (683) posted on 06.7.2011

Oh! i thought they are going to debut this car later last April then what happen? I can’t wait to experience this Maserati inspired car. The features and performance is great plus it offer better fuel economy.

  (831) posted on 06.7.2011

I agree with TopSpeed, Guys. Delaying the launch of a product will create noises but many would consider this a turn off for a business. They should release a press statement consisting of the real issue behind the delays.

  (453) posted on 06.7.2011

If fisker karma is always like this, I guess car enthusiast will not wait for it. The last time they said that it would be released by July is almost an ultimatum.

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