Towards the end of last year, Karma Automotive launched a more potent version of its Revero GT luxury electric saloon, the Revero GTS. It came with promising performance figures: a quicker zero to sixty time, and an overall range of 380 miles with the help from its range-extender three-cylinder engine. The Revero GTS goes on sale during the early part of this year for $149,950 (approx. £116,100 at the current exchange rate).
This time, however, Karma looks back at its GT range and decides to add aesthetic and performance packages to increase its appeal. Dubbed as the Sport and Performance packages, both are now officially available through Karma North American dealers.
Gallery: 2020 Karma Revero GT Sport and Performance packages
So, what's different with the new packages? Just like the GTS, both Revero GT Sport and Performance packages do a 60 mile-per-hour sprint in just 3.9 seconds. It wasn't indicated what exactly was changed for this increased performance but we're guessing it was the same upgraded electronics found in the GTS. Overall extended range, however, is at 360 miles – a tad shorter than the latter's 380.
For aesthetics, the Sport package benefits from the standard Borrego Black paint, plus chrome blackout and lightweight carbon fibre exterior pieces, GTS wing badges, red calipers, cross-drilled rotors, and 22” Dune Twist Midnight Chrome wheels. Karma's solar eclipse badge is also monochrome on this package, similar to the SC2 concept car.
The Performance package, on the other hand, gets the same functional upgrades of the Sport while keeping the timid personality of the GT. Inside, the UX/UI gets a GTS emblem and track mode.
"The GT Sports and Performance Packages offer an enhanced experience for the driving enthusiast. Through these packages, we’ve combined the instant torque and dynamic capabilities of an electric sportscar, with the comforts of a luxury extended range saloon. The aesthetic enhancements of our Sports Package adds to the GT’s persona, amplifying its presence as a statement-making luxury electric vehicle," says Joost de Vries, Vice President of Global Sales and Customer Experience, Karma Automotive.
The Karma Revero GT retails at a starting price of $144,800 (approx. £114,300).
KARMA AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES NEW SPORTS AND PERFORMANCE PACKAGES FOR THE 2020 REVERO GT
- New Sports and Performance packages deliver an enhanced 0 to 60mph in 3.9 seconds
- Revero® GT Sports package features lightweight carbon fiber exterior and host of visual enhancements for driving enthusiasts
- Revero GT Sports and Performance packages available now through Karma’s North American retailer network
IRVINE, Calif. (June 4, 2020) – Karma Automotive has launched a series of packages available for the 2020 Revero GT, catering to the driving enthusiast. The new Sports and Performance packages for the Revero GT take the luxury electric vehicle to the next performance level for owners who want to refine its handling for superior dynamic capabilities.
Available now for the 2020 Revero GT, the Sports and Performance Packages feature both functional and visual upgrades which make the Revero GT even more striking. Both the Sports and Performance packages unleash an acceleration of 0 to 60mph in 3.9 seconds and electronic torque vectoring.
The Sports package exterior features a Borrego Black paint as standard, with chrome blackout and lightweight carbon fiber exterior pieces, GTS fender badges, red calipers, cross drilled rotors, and 22” Dune Twist Midnight Chrome wheels. Karma’s signature badge, a solar eclipse, is notably monochrome, indicating a special high-performance variant -- a unique design element shared by the brand’s SC2 concept car.
Inside the vehicle, a similar blackout Karma badge is placed on the steering wheel, complemented by a sleek carbon fiber trim throughout the cabin. GTS insignia is respectfully placed upon the center console and UX/UI display, a subtle nod to the vehicle’s performance enhancements.
For the driving enthusiast who prefers to conquer the roads surreptitiously, the Revero GT Performance package offers all the functional upgrades of the Sports package, while maintaining the original exterior of the Revero GT. Inside the cabin, a GTS emblem in the performance oriented UX/UI, including a special Track Mode, serves as a strong nod to the vehicle’s enhancements.
“The GT Sports and Performance Packages offer an enhanced experience for the driving enthusiast. Through these packages, we’ve combined the instant torque and dynamic capabilities of an electric sportscar, with the comforts of a luxury extended range sedan. The aesthetic enhancements of our Sports Package adds to the GT’s persona, amplifying its presence as a statement-making luxury electric vehicle,” says Joost de Vries, Vice President of Global Sales and Customer Experience, Karma Automotive.
The 2020 Karma Revero GT features dual electric motors which power the vehicle’s on-board generator and offer the best of both worlds; exceptional performance and handling, with the ability to drive up to 80 zero-emission miles on battery power alone and 360 miles overall range, powered by a 28kWh NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) lithium-ion battery featuring high overall density and power output.
All Revero vehicles are assembled largely by hand at Karma’s Innovation and Customization Center (KICC), the company’s manufacturing facility in Moreno Valley, Calif. This dedication to craftsmanship furthers Karma’s philosophy that ownership should be personal and special, connecting owners to the pioneering technology and inspiration behind their vehicles.
The Revero GT is available to order at Karma’s North American retailers today, starting at $144,800 USD.