The highly-anticipated Fiskar Project Nina (now known as the Atlantic), has been revealed ahead of its official world debut on Wednesday at the 2012 New York Auto Show thanks to an online leak of two new images from the same people that brought us the first images of the BMW i8 Spyder on Friday; Yes the auto forum.
Project Nina was only a running code-name for the Atlantic, which like its Karma big brother will come powered by a range-extended electric drivetrain. The Atlantic will produce significantly less power than the 408-horsepower Karma, however, and will rely on a BMW-sourced engine, possibly a diesel, for its range-extending duties.
The appearance of the handsome Atlantic, whether planned or not, is probably a welcome distraction from the spate of negative publicity the company has received from its poor review from Consumer Reports, which reported its test vehicle shut off unexpectedly in the middle of testing.
The development of the Atlantic has not been without any hurdles. Fisker was recently forced to stop work and lay off employees at its plant in Delaware, which is scheduled to start building the car towards the end of the year. And just last week A123 Systems, Fisker’s main battery supplier, announced a recall of its U.S.-manufactured lithium-ion battery after a fault was discovered when several owners of the Karma couldn’t start their cars.
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