Karma Automotive Has A Lot To Say About The Revero’s Paint

3 months ago by Sebastian Blanco 17

2017 Karma Revero

2017 Karma Revero

2017 Karma Revero

2017 Karma Revero

We don’t know quite what to make of the latest email from Karma Automotive. The company that’s bringing the Fisker Karma PHEV back to life as the 2017 Karma Revero is trying to really talk up the color choices for the new model. The result is a mix of taking cues from nature, hinting at tremendous beauty that you just won’t find anywhere else, and, in the end, telling you that you’ll just have to see it in person.

Here’s the message the company sent out to its email list, titled, “When Paint Elevates Form to Art”:

The Karma Revero’s finishes are designed to mislead. Each one was created to appear one way in a given set of circumstances, but then reveal a degree of magic in new light.

You might look at a Revero in Borrego Black and see a standard dark finish. Inspect it closely in bright light, however, and a hint of midnight blue illuminates in the darkness – an appropriate signature given the world-renowned stargazing location after which this color was named.

Unlike Borrego, Anza Desert does not dabble in subtlety. This finish is one of our most complex, with various fine metals and micas layered into the paint. Anza Desert comes into its own while moving through direct light. As a light source shifts across the bodywork, the paint shimmers and flares as though someone had laced it with liquid mercury and gunpowder.

Translated crown of the sun, Corona del Sol uses a pair of clear coats to create its dramatic effect. One coat is for protection, and the other is warmly tinted to give the paint a hint of mystery and unparalleled depth. As its name implies, Corona del Sol sings in direct sunlight, where a yellow glow radiates from the deep red.

The paints are meticulously applied by two precision-choreographed robotic arms. The pair are almost human, dancing over the Revero’s aluminum structure in our Moreno Valley paint booth – a glass and steel room that might look more appropriate as the lobby of a modern hotel than a component of a factory.

There are photos and there are videos, but the only way to really appreciate these colors is to view them in person. Then to look again.

We like the enthusiasm, to be sure, but we also think this is a bit over the top, and so we wanted to share.

The Karma Revero is expected to be priced at more than $115,000. For that money, you’ll get about 50 miles (80 km) of range.

Source: Karma Automotive

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19 responses to "Karma Automotive Has A Lot To Say About The Revero’s Paint"

  1. John says:

    Um….No thanks.

  2. Rob Stark says:

    Hot Rodder multi-coat pearl paint jobs.

    Cool but doesn’t overcome crappy drivetrain.

    1. Nix says:

      The drivetrain has been somewhat revised since the original. It is now supposed to be faster, and have much more pure EV range.

      Performance is now supposed to be more like a BMW i8, but with range more like a Chevy Volt.

      It will appeal to potential $140K BMW i8 buyers who might want more EV range and are willing to give up approx 1 sec on 0-60 to get the extra range.

      1. floydboy says:

        Yeah, but that’s like….8 people!

        1. Nix says:

          *laugh*

          Yea, it is their low-volume American made car (intentionally so). They are working on a much less expensive car that they will initially build in China. That will be their higher volume car. They just got approved by the Chinese Gov’t in Dec to start building cars, and they haven’t said exactly what it is going to be. No word on if they will make an American market version.

          1. k says:

            If operations go to china what will happen to all the employees working on the project

  3. Electrode says:

    50 miles of range at that price!?!? What year is it again?

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t 50 miles of range put the Revero into the top 3 electric ranges among PHEVs?

      It’s not a BEV.

  4. Nix says:

    Even the original Fisker Karma’s had amazing paint jobs. Even the simple looking Silver is stunning in person. If you haven’t seen a few of their paint jobs in person, there is simply no way to understand by looking at pictures. It is truly a work of art.

    Now if they only would have had the folks in the paint department working on the infotainment center…

  5. Daniel says:

    Why such a negative spin. There’s room in the marketplace for the Karma. And as Pushmi says 50 miles AER, presently would put the car just behind the industry best Volt in the PHEV segment for all electric range.

  6. John Hansen says:

    Years later and it’s still the most beautiful sedan on the road. Don’t get me wrong, I think the Model S is in the top five for sure, but this is the top. Would I rather have a Model S? Yeah… but I wish it looked like this!

  7. Tom Prucha says:

    Please don’t confuse “range” with all-electric range (AER). It makes the uninformed think they may have to walk the last mile if they have to drive 51 miles to get somewhere. The actual “range” is about 300 miles. Before you think “nobody is that stupid”… http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1068087_2012-chevy-volt-owner-goes-head-to-head-with-fox-news-survives

  8. Koenigsegg says:

    That Red is killer.

    1. Ambulator says:

      I like the light blue. I haven’t seen that color in ages.

  9. Isn’t “Karma Automotive” just a guy with a blog?

  10. Brian Forsythe says:

    lol a bunch of suits standing around. This company is a sham

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