SEMA is an interesting show. It’s overcrowded by modified cars. Even the major manufacturers who want some attention at the Las Vegas show, turn up with modded rides.
Fisker isn’t exactly a major manufacturer and they do make a car that’s very difficult to tune up, so why would they want to attend SEMA in these conditions?
The simple answer is because they want to grab some extra attention. In typical “girl acting on facebook” style, Fisker is bringing its Karma nearly untouched.
They did dress up their range extended four seater electric vehicle by re-skinning a bunch of its versions in some of the traditional racing colors of the US.
Customizing company 3M was involved and they didn’t even have to paint the exterior of the Karma, just wrap it in a custom foil and covered in Diamond Protection Film.
The latter is actually quite the important product for 3M as well as for the customizing industry since it’s essentially a clear coat one could use for traditional foil wraps.
This would make the already very popular and strong wrap even more resilient to outside conditions and, at the same time, enhance the overall look by allowing for more reflection.
In theory, this package makes the Fisker Karma look even better, for longer and thus increases its resale value. Overall, the idea seems nice but 3M is yet to unveil a price for this new layer.
The Fisker Karma models that will be showcased at SEMA will also be using a Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy motor oil. That allegedly makes a difference but nobody stated what it is yet.