Fisker Automotive, the guys responsible for the extremely athletic and elegant, premium plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma has announced that its first factory-built model is about to make its official public premiere at the upcoming 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Already famous for its staggering performance, superior comfort and unparalleled sustainability, the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid is an exotic-styled, four-door vehicle designed by the company's co-founder, CEO and executive design director Henrik Fisker.

Thanks to its stunning powertrain technology, the Karma model estimates better efficiency and lower emissions than today's best hybrids. It delivers 403 horsepower (300 kW) and sprints from zero to 100 km/h in only 5.9 seconds. Its Vmax tops 200 km/h, while delivering average economy of 2.4L/100 km (100 mpg) and emissions of just 83g/km.

Fisker shares: "We had a chance to change the premium vehicle segment with a new kind of vehicle and a new brand that appeal to consumers who are passionate about the environment, and who wish to drive a beautiful car that reflects their desire to lead a lifestyle of responsible luxury. We are very excited to be introducing the first factory-built Karma luxury plug-in hybrid in Paris, a city known for inspiring its own passions."

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