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Fisker Says Its New Electric GT Will Have the World’s Longest Range

Fisker Says Its New Electric GT Will Have the World’s Longest Range

Although an actual Fisker car is yet to hit the asphalt, the EV startup has just teased a third model.

The all-electric grand tourer, known as Project Ronin, was named after John Frankenheimer’s 1998 film Ronin, which features a ton of car chases throughout Europe. As such, the futuristic ride has been specially designed for lengthy, cross-country jaunts sans emissions. In fact, Fisker says it’s vying to have the longest range of any production EV when it eventually arrives in two years’ time. That means it’ll need to best the touted 520-mile range of the Lucid Air.

To get there, Henrik Fisker and the engineering team claim they will equip the GT with the latest aerodynamic technologies and the most advanced lightweight materials on the market. The sports car will also reportedly feature an innovative battery pack that’s actually built into the body. It will also be fitted with fancy doors for “better ingress and egress,” according to the marque.

Fisker’s lineup of EVs was teased in 2020. 

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“The aim is to achieve the world’s longest range for a production EV, combined with extremely high levels of performance,” CEO Henrik Fisker said in a statement. “Project Ronin will be a showcase for our internal engineering, powertrain and software capabilities.” A vegan interior, meanwhile, will offer enough room for four adults and their luggage.
While there is only one render of Ronin at this stage, Fisker says a full reveal will come in August 2023. The car itself is expected to head into production in late 2024. In addition to Ronin, the Fisker lineup also comprises the zero-emissions Ocean SUV and the Pear EV. Fun fact: The automaker is also building the first all-electric Popemobile. The Ocean crossover will likely be the first Fisker we see on the streets, though, with production set to begin this November.
Let’s see how it handles the tarmac.

Here Are Our Top Model Picks of the 2021 LA Auto Show

Here Are Our Top Model Picks of the 2021 LA Auto Show

Contrary to popular belief, auto shows aren’t quite dead. But even before the pandemic, the glory days of every nameplate filling gargantuan conference halls were waning. Instead, automakers, especially in the luxury segment, began to spend those millions of dollars in ways that would better reach their target customers, such as private receptions and more elite gatherings including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Goodwood Festival of Speed.

But there’s something about the City of Angels that keeps car lovers devoted to returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the LA Auto Show. Although some brands were conspicuously missing this year, that didn’t stop executives, designers and international media from descending upon the metropolis for car-related celebrations both official and unofficial. Notably, many vehicles introduced this year were electric, foreshadowing a time in the not-too-distant future where the majority of car owners may be stopping at the nearest charging station instead of the gas pump. Of the formal debuts held at the show, here’s what caught our eye.

Porsche

With its own smaller, dedicated hall, Porsche did not disappoint in LA, as this year saw the reveal of multiple models. The Taycan GTS Sport Turismo (from $133,300) is the amped-up variant of the EV’s wagon body style. With a larger permanent-magnet motor in the rear, the GTS Sport Turismo (as well as its sedan counterpart) makes 590 hp and 626 ft lbs of torque. It also sits lower compared to the 469 hp Cross Turismo and is set apart by a body-color rear spoiler. The model is touted to cover zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has a range of up to roughly 300 miles, although EPA estimates for the US have not yet been announced.

A 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo. 

At the other end of the spectrum is the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. It combines a 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine from the 911 GT3 Cup car with a new seven-speed PDK transmission. The power plant allows for a total output of 500 hp. An optimized air intake for the race car means max power is reached at higher revs, and the engine can crank out 343 ft lbs of torque at 6,000 rpm. Other upgrades include improved suspension and aerodynamics. It’s a turnkey racer with a built-in roll cage and an optional quieter exhaust system for tracks with stricter noise limits.

The 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. 

Photo: Courtesy of Porsche AG.

Range Rover
We saw the standard 2023 Range Rover earlier this month, but the most elegant by far is the upgraded SV model (for Special Vehicles), shown in LA and glistened with a pearlescent white paint, mosaic interior stitching and ceramic trim on the shifter and instrument panel knobs. The engineered wood décor is created using less waste than traditional wood cutting methods, and upholstery materials are available in either an animal-free textile or high-grade leathers. The Range Rover SV will be available later in 2022, after the standard model goes on sale.

The 2023 Range Rover SV. 

Photo: Courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC.

Fisker Ocean
Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker has tried his hand at several automotive ventures over the years— from his modified Mercedes SL Roadsters and BMW 6 Series coupes to souped-up Ford Mustangs and the electric Karma. Fisker, however, is now hanging his hopes on the Ocean EV, a compact electric SUV with a revolving infotainment display and interior elements made from recycled materials.

The Fisker Ocean EV, a compact electric SUV with a revolving infotainment display and interior elements made from recycled materials. 

Photo: Courtesy of Fisker Inc.

The platform underneath is built by Magna Steyer and will be offered in four trims, starting with the single-motor, 275 hp Sport model with an estimated range of 250 miles and a starting price of $37,499. The top-of-the-line Extreme edition features two motors and an all-wheel-drive configuration. It will also have a purported range of more than 350 miles and a zero-to-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds—all for just $68,999.
VinFast
Nascent automotive company VinFast unveiled two models in Los Angeles, the e35 and e36 crossover BEVs. Both were penned by design house Pininfarina, the same firm responsible for some of the most iconic designs in automotive history. Owned by Vietnamese conglomerate VinGroup, VinFast’s offerings may not be competing in a concours d’elegance anytime soon, but the vehicles boast good proportions, a unique face and a spacious interior dominated by a large central display screen and a unique shifter on the center console.

The VinFast e36, penned by Pininfarina. 

Photo: Courtesy of VinFast.

A single-motor version makes 201 hp and 236 ft lbs of torque, while a dual-motor option makes 402 hp, although it isn’t yet clear whether both power trains will be available stateside. VinFast says deliveries of its EVs should begin at the end of 2022, with pricing yet to be announced.

Learn more about Robb Report’s 2022 Car of the Year event taking place in Boca Raton here.

From a Porsche Racer to Fisker’s Electric SUV: The 5 Most Exciting New Vehicles at the LA Auto Show

From a Porsche Racer to Fisker’s Electric SUV: The 5 Most Exciting New Vehicles at the LA Auto Show

Contrary to popular belief, auto shows aren’t quite dead. But even before the pandemic, the glory days of every nameplate filling gargantuan conference halls were waning. Instead, automakers, especially in the luxury segment, began to spend those millions of dollars in ways that would better reach their target customers, such as private receptions and more elite gatherings including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Goodwood Festival of Speed.

But there’s something about the City of Angels that keeps car lovers devoted to returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the LA Auto Show. Although some brands were conspicuously missing this year, that didn’t stop executives, designers and international media from descending upon the metropolis for car-related celebrations both official and unofficial. Notably, many vehicles introduced this year were electric, foreshadowing a time in the not-too-distant future where the majority of car owners may be stopping at the nearest charging station instead of the gas pump. Of the formal debuts held at the show, here’s what caught our eye.

Porsche’s Taycan GTS Sport Turismo and 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport

A 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo. 

With its own smaller, dedicated hall, Porsche did not disappoint in LA, as this year saw the reveal of multiple models. The Taycan GTS Sport Turismo (from $133,300) is the amped-up variant of the EV’s wagon body style. With a larger permanent-magnet motor in the rear, the GTS Sport Turismo (as well as its sedan counterpart) makes 590 hp and 626 ft lbs of torque. It also sits lower compared to the 469 hp Cross Turismo and is set apart by a body-color rear spoiler. The model is touted to cover zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has a range of up to roughly 300 miles, although EPA estimates for the US have not yet been announced.

The 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. 

Photo: Courtesy of Porsche AG.

At the other end of the spectrum is the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. It combines a 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine from the 911 GT3 Cup car with a new seven-speed PDK transmission. The power plant allows for a total output of 500 hp. An optimized air intake for the race car means max power is reached at higher revs, and the engine can crank out 343 ft lbs of torque at 6,000 rpm. Other upgrades include improved suspension and aerodynamics. It’s a turnkey racer with a built-in roll cage and an optional quieter exhaust system for tracks with stricter noise limits.

The 2023 Range Rover SV. 

Photo: Courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC.

We saw the standard 2023 Range Rover earlier this month, but the most elegant by far is the upgraded SV model (for Special Vehicles), shown in LA and glistened with a pearlescent white paint, mosaic interior stitching and ceramic trim on the shifter and instrument panel knobs. The engineered wood décor is created using less waste than traditional wood cutting methods, and upholstery materials are available in either an animal-free textile or high-grade leathers. The Range Rover SV will be available later in 2022, after the standard model goes on sale.
Fisker’s All-Electric Ocean SUV

The Fisker Ocean EV, a compact electric SUV with a revolving infotainment display and interior elements made from recycled materials. 

Photo: Courtesy of Fisker Inc.

Car designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker has tried his hand at several automotive ventures over the years—from his modified Mercedes SL Roadsters and BMW 6 Series coupes to souped-up Ford Mustangs and the electric Karma. Fisker, however, is now hanging his hopes on the Ocean EV, a compact electric SUV with a revolving infotainment display and interior elements made from recycled materials.
The platform underneath is built by Magna Steyer and will be offered in four trims, starting with the single-motor, 275 hp Sport model with an estimated range of 250 miles and a starting price of $37,499. The top-of-the-line Extreme edition features two motors and an all-wheel-drive configuration. It will also have a purported range of more than 350 miles and a zero-to-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds—all for just $68,999.
VinFast’s e35 and e36 Crossover EVs

The VinFast e36, penned by Pininfarina. 

Photo: Courtesy of VinFast.

Nascent automotive company VinFast unveiled two models in Los Angeles, the e35 and e36 crossover BEVs. Both were penned by design house Pininfarina, the same firm responsible for some of the most iconic designs in automotive history. Owned by Vietnamese conglomerate VinGroup, VinFast’s offerings may not be competing in a concours d’elegance anytime soon, but the vehicles offer good proportions, a unique face and a spacious interior dominated by a large central display screen and a unique shifter on the center console. A single-motor version makes 201 hp and 236 ft lbs of torque, while a dual-motor option makes 402 hp, although it isn’t yet clear whether both power trains will be available stateside. VinFast says deliveries of its EVs should begin at the end of 2022, with pricing yet to be announced.

Learn more about Robb Report’s 2022 Car of the Year event taking place in Boca Raton here.

Praise Be: Fisker Is Building the First All-Electric Popemobile

Praise Be: Fisker Is Building the First All-Electric Popemobile

The Pope is about to get an electrifying new holy roller.

EV startup Fisker has just announced it will develop the first all-electric vehicle for the Holy See after meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday.
The marque’s co-founders, Henrik Fisker and Dr. Geeta Gupta-Fisker, said they were spurred on by the Pope’s eco-friendly views and subsequently pitched him the new battery-powered Popemobile.

“I got inspired reading that Pope Francis is very considerate about the environment and the impact of climate change for future generations,” Henrik said in a statement.

His Holiness greenlit the papal four-wheeler and set the wheels in motion for future emissions-free cruising.

Henrik Fisker and Dr. Geeta Gupta-Fisker presenting their proposal to the Pope. 

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The new Popemobile will be based on Fisker’s upcoming Ocean electric SUV. The design is pretty much the same save for the all-glass cupola popping from the roof. This unique feature will give Pope Francis the ability to greet the faithful while also keeping him safe and comfortable. In case the Pope’s presence wasn’t clear enough, the Vatican’s insignia is also emblazoned on the D-pillar.
Papal duties will likely be a breeze thanks to the Ocean’s 80 kWh battery pack that delivers an estimated range of up to 300 miles. A dash to the Vatican will be no trouble, either, since the car can reportedly sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.

The Popemobile can reportedly sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. 

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The interior, meanwhile, will be crafted from a variety of sustainable materials, according to Henrik. This includes carpets made from recycled plastic bottles that have been retrieved from the ocean. The non-holy SUVs will also be outfitted with the same sustainable materials. Fisker plans to deliver the Pope’s Ocean next year, with full production slated to start November 17, 2022.
To date, the automaker says there are more than 16,000 reservation holders for its forthcoming electric SUV, which starts at $37,499. Fisker is also offering a premium model that offers all-wheel drive and a range of approximately 350 miles, though the price has yet to be revealed.

A sketch of the new EV signed by Pope Francis. 

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Pope Francis isn’t the only world leader switching to a more ethical ride. Just yesterday, President Joe Biden announced he may electrifying the presidential limo, better known as the “Beast,” along with the entire White House fleet. Hey, we’d probably do the same after taking the new all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning for a test drive.

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