Karma Automotive unveils an 1,100-horsepower EV that goes from 0 to 60 in just 1.9 seconds
The two-door luxury car is meant to be a “bold demonstration” of the company’s future design direction and technology.
Earlier today on Tuesday, November 19th Karma Automotive unveiled their all-new electric "hypercar" at the LA auto show.
The SC2, according to the company, delivers just over 1,100 horsepower, 10,500 lb.-ft. of torque and can achieve 0 to 60 mph in an astonishing 1.9 seconds. The car’s range is estimated at 350 miles thanks to its 120-kWh battery. The drivetrain is made up of front and rear-mounted twin electric motors mated to a torque-vectoring gearbox. The car also features a unique "I shaped battery pack", carbon-ceramic brakes, and even a push-rod suspension.
"SC2 presents an optimistic and bold message about Karma's future as we enthusiastically accept the challenge of elevating experience-driven mobility," says Karma VP, Global Design and Architecture, Andreas Thurner. "In creating SC2, we have enhanced the thrill of the open road through connected, interactive patented technology, beyond that of a traditional high-performance luxury vehicle."
Karma has also created a unique new feature called Drive and Play, which uses a triple high definition camera under the windshield and lidar sensors amongst other things to track your drives and replay them at your whim once the car is stationary. An innovative laser projector replays the entire drive while a smartphone acts as the car's rear-view mirror, turning the SC2 into a full-blown driving simulator.
However, while an ultra-immersive driving simulator in your car sounds incredible, this is just a concept car. The California-based automaker has said very little about production plans for their new sports car, and as such it is likely that we will never see it on the road. That being said, it does look quite interesting, apart from the back end which looks a bit like it had a run-in with a Chevy Bolt.