Fisker Shows Off Production Karma, Ready in 2010

To the exclusive few who managed to pre-order the Fisker Karma: Buckle in. Your cars are almost ready.

After debuting the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid concept at the Detroit Auto Show in 2008, design mogul Henrik Fisker showed up to the 2009 LA Auto Show bearing the same version that consumers will soon see zipping around the streets.

The $87,900 Karma, which has already sold out completely in the preorder stage, will start rolling out early in the third quarter of 2010. By 2011, Fisker expects to have production ramped  up to 15,000 cars a year.

The plugin-hybrid uses a small gasoline engine and electric battery to run for up to 50 miles on electricity alone, and delivers another 250 after switching to gas. With a total of 400 horsepower on tap through a one-speed gearbox, it will reach 60 miles per hour in six seconds.

Check out our gallery for a first look of the street-ready Karma!