Luke Wilkinson 2019-04-16 07:10
Karma and Pininfarina unwrapped their collaboratively-built two-door GT at Shanghai, based on the hybrid-powered Karma Revero
This is the new Karma GT Pininfarina. Officially revealed at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show the model will form part of Karma’s product blitz aimed at pushing the brand upmarket to compete with the likes of Tesla and NIO.
Essentially, the Karma GT Pininfarina is a reworked version of the Karma Revero saloon, with fresh styling penned by the Italian styling house Pininfarina. The exterior has undergone a drastic design rethink with a more aggressive front bumper, restyled LED headlights, a pinched waistline, two fewer doors and a redesigned rear end.
Inside, the concept gets an updated, three-pronged steering wheel and re-trimmed, quilted upholstery, finished in white leather and burgundy piping. The dashboard is near identical to the Revero saloon, sharing the same mid-mounted infotainment screen and digital instrument binnacle.
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No official details on the GT’s drivetrain have been announced but, seeing as the concept is based on the Karma Revero, we expect it will be powered by the same pair of rear-mounted electric motors, fed by a petrol range-extender. In the Revero, this system produces 398bhp and 1,330Nm of torque, allowing total maximum range of 300 miles.
Pininfarina claims the Karma GT marks its commitment to the Chinese market. From 1996, the Italian styling house has offered its services to Chinese car manufacturers such as Dongfeng and the GAC Group, as well as more recent domestic all-electric cars. Today, the firm has an established design studio in Shanghai capable of providing a range of services from automotive to architecture and industrial design.
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