In a move that indicates that the company is ready to grow up from a start-up to a mainstream auto manufacturer, the new “Atlantic” by Fisker Automotive is the latest and greatest in the luxury electric car field. Creating a four-door sport sedan, that offers a practical and larger interior, the bold “Atlantic” will feature two or four-wheel drives in a four-cylinder engine as well as the second generation “Electric Vehicle with Extended Range technology” or EVer, so drivers don’t have to compromise on performance.
Unveiled earlier this year at the New York Auto Show, the Atlantic which was previously known by the project name “Nina” has been engineered inside and out to offer a dynamic yet compact feel on the road. In terms of size, the Atlantic’s dimensions are comparable to that of the Audi A5 but its design is vastly different. The unique look is reminiscent of Fisker’s signature design but this model presents their most beautiful and dramatic yet. Dynamically engineered and with cues from nature there are strong sculptural lines on the sides that “optically cross the center and over the rear wheels” giving a sense of power to the car. From behind the car is clean and aerodynamically shaped, with a sharp spoiler lip on the trunk that runs down over the side, enhancing aerodynamic performance. Design details important to the car include the Fisker Karma signature grille, but this time with a wider sculpted line that defines the power dome on the hood. Dramatic “eagle eye” lamps emerge strongly and carry a line that continues to the back giving the car a strong strength on the road, can you imagine how this baby looks from the rear-view mirror of another car on the road?
The Atlantic design prototype’s glass roof shows off a ridged ‘spider’ structure. This incredibly strong construction also allows the Atlantic to offer a remarkable amount of rear headroom for a car with its sleek, coupe-like stance. The new design with a longer wheelbase will adds extra legroom, headroom and more space in the trunk, a welcomed gesture being that one common criticism of the Fisker Karma has been the car’s cramped interior.
Fisker that is headquartered in Anaheim, California designed the Atlantic to include the second generation EVer or Electrcic Vehicle with extended range technology, which will offer all the benefits of an electric drive but will eliminate anxiety caused by having all-electric powertrain by giving the option to use gasoline for more freedom and performance. Like the Karma sedan, the Fisker Atlantic is a plug-in series hybrid vehicle that allows drivers to switch manually or automatically between electric and gasoline driving modes and sustain the charge of its lithium ion batteries on the move or for added performance. The Atlantic Ever powertrain aims to produce a competitive performance for an electric car and will be configured for rear-wheel drive with an all-wheel drive version being offered as an option.
First established in Southern California in 2007, Fisker Automotive, Inc. aims to build innovative, Eco-driven cars that redefine and reshape how the world thinks about cars. Ever since its inception the company has led the industry in terms of luxury, power and efficiency in an electric drive. As to who will ultimately buy the car the car, the company claims that it aimed the Atlantic towards “young families who want to drive an impactful, high-end vehicle while making a positive statement about responsibilities- both in terms of their commitment to sustainability and the practicalities of everyday life”. But with how stunning the new Atlantic is, we are sure that the brand will win many new customers who may or may not have considered electric vehicles before. More details on the Fisker Atlantic, including statistics, prices and an on-sale date will be given closer to the launch of the production car, but expect the price for the car to be around $47,000, or around $40,000 after federal tax credits.