Fisker unveils all-electric luxury GT sports car – TechCrunch
Fisker Inc. unveiled a preview of the all-electric luxury GT sports car on Wednesday that it plans to add as the third model to its fledgling lineup.
The Project Ronin concept, named after the 1998 stunt action thriller starring Robert De Niro, is a long-range four-passenger grand tourer with plenty of luggage space, according to the company. A shaded teaser image shows a low, curvy figure with a long hood.
“The goal is to achieve the world’s longest range for a production electric vehicle, combined with extremely high levels of performance,” CEO Henrik Fisker said in a statement. “The Ronin project will be a showcase for our in-house engineering, powertrain and software capabilities.”
The automaker did not provide further details on the Ronin project, which is expected to be the company’s third production vehicle, including important information such as its performance, price, lineup or release date. . The company said the car is meant to signal a “return to its luxury design roots” after launching its first two nameplates as affordable electric vehicles meant to compete with mainstream models.
Henrik Fisker designed the BMW Z8 and several Aston Martin models before launching Fisker Automotive in 2007, which went bankrupt in 2004. Fisker Inc., a new, separate company, was created by the automaker in 2016, and the startup is made public in a SPAC. business in 2020.
The automaker also said Wednesday it has received more than 40,000 reservations for its first-ever electric vehicle, the $37,499 Ocean SUV, which is set to begin production in November. Fisker announced last November that it was making a modified version of the battery-electric utility vehicle for Pope Francis. Sketches from the time revealed a glazed cupola.
A second model, the $29,900 five-passenger Pear electric crossover, opened for reservations in February. Pear, which Fisker says stands for “Personal Electric Automotive Revolution,” will be developed with Foxconn, the Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc. turned electric vehicle maker.