The Surf concept car is another example of Fisker taking automotive standards to new heights. To be marketed in 2013, it combines everything that a meticulous and responsible consumer wants in a car, including performance, style, luxury, utility and economy; all with great concern and respect for the environment. This makes Surf one of the most anticipated models of the coming years. And since it is manufactured by world- renowned Fisker, people can expect a level of quality and convenience that rivals the best brands in today’s automotive industry.
Engine Technology and Performance
Much of the technology used in the Fisker Surf is patterned from that of the Karma sedan. One can say that the cars are virtually identical. This concept car utilizes an innovative hybrid system that only uses electrical energy. Its 260 hp turbocharged, direct-fuel-injection gasoline engine acts as a generator if and when back-up power is necessary. Most of its driving power is sourced from a 20 kWh lithium-iron-phosphate battery pack, placed at the central tunnel of the car.
The Surf can be maneuvered in either Sport or Stealth mode. The Sport mode harnesses the full power of the car, allowing the driver to control the 981 lb- ft of torque to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 125 mph. The default Stealth mode, on the other hand, makes use of battery power that provides acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds, with a top speed of 95 mph. In normal driving conditions, the electric battery can take the car an average of 50 miles of driving. The gasoline engine provides an additional 250 miles of distance, totaling the car’s mileage capacity to up to 300 miles.
Many of the Surf’s exterior features are identical to those of the Karma sedan. However, some modifications were made, including the extension of lines and angles for the new roof contour, side window shapes and liftgate. All these features are combined in a 5-door sporty wagon with sculptured rear fenders and excellent side profile. Other notable exterior features include roof spoiler, high-mounted LED brake light, 22-inch diameter wheels, and the new three- dimensional honeycomb patterned grille on the front.
The interior of the Fisker Surf speaks of luxury and sophisticated style. It has spacious luggage and rear passenger areas and sets of commendable amenities that every driver would love. All these set in a well-finished interior with amazing colors and high-grade materials used.
All of these characteristics make the Surf one of the most anticipated models of the coming years. And since it is manufactured by world-renowned Fisker, people can expect a level of quality and convenience that rivals the best brands in today’s automotive industry.
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