By Eric Yang
on 1.16.08

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If this isn’t proof a hybrid can be gorgeous I don’t know what is. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Fisker Coachbuilders they’re a custom coach builder that takes cars like the Mercedes Benz SL or the BMW 6 series and turns them into individualized works of art. Henrik Fisker was the designer of the Aston Martin DB9 and the BMW Z8 so his credentials need no justification.

The Fisker Karma was built in cooperation with Quantum Fuel System Technologies and unlike most hybrids which start with another vehicle and undergo mechanical transformation – the Karma is all new with a price to match.

Karma’s Q-DRIVE is based off of lithium batteries that can propel the vehicle up to 50 miles on battery power alone but obviously works in conjunction with the 4-cylinder engine to give the vehicle a 100 mile per gallon fuel efficiency. Yes, 100 miles per gallon. 100mpg, 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 125 mph. Those are specs previously never seen in the same sentence. Keep an eye out for this one. [via Acquire]

What this means to you: For the price of a well equipped Porsche you can get yourself into a true eco-lusive (we know, that’s reaching pretty far) vehicle.

Cost: $80,000 – $100,000 @ Fisker

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