Fisker is back. The new model is called the Rocket, and was teased this week in a single image ahead of an official unveiling at the LA Auto Show.
When we say ‘Fisker’, we mean designer Henrik Fisker, who penned the Karma range-extended electric vehicle before the project took a turn for the worse.
Fisker Automotive, as a brand name, has been sold to Lu Guangiu who is believed to be worth around $3.3 billion as owner of China’s biggest auto parts company, Wanxiang.
Now, the man originally behind Fisker has made something of a ‘comeback’, as the designer of what appears to be a new muscle car.
The Rocket is not expected to feature the ‘green’ credentials of the Karma, although precise details on the new model’s drivetrain are unclear at this stage.
Also unclear is whether the Rocket exists to preview a production version - and if that production version could legally wear the ‘Fisker’ name in some capacity.
Reports suggest the Rocket sits upon the new Ford Mustang platform, but wears its own unique carbon-fibre body.
Before the sale, Fisker’s only model in the Karma was plagued by failed technical partnerships, recalls and controversial fire issues.
Mr Guangiu said earlier this year that he would re-release the Karma and turn its fortunes around - or go broke trying.
Stay tuned to TMR for more from the LA Auto Show.
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