Fisker, the eponymous electric vehicle (EV) startup headed by automotive designer Henrik Fisker, announced Project Ronin, an all-electric sports car on Wednesday. Project Ronin is the third car in the company’s lineup and inspired by car chases in the classic film.
“The aim is to achieve the world’s longest range for a production EV, combined with extremely high levels of performance,” CEO Fisker said in a press release. “Project Ronin will be a showcase for our internal engineering, powertrain, and software capabilities.”
Details are scant, but the company says that the goal is to produce a grand tourer that fits four people and their luggage.
The car will be constructed with lightweight materials, features active aerodynamic tech and has a battery pack “integrated into the structure of the vehicle,” according to Fisker.
Promising a new design direction, the doors will be unique to Project Ronin “for better ingress and egress” and the interior will be built with sustainable, vegan materials.
More on Project Ronin is expected to be revealed in August 2023, with production slated for the second half of 2024.
Best known for designing cars for BMW and Aston Martin, Henrik Fisker co-founded the startup with his wife, Geeta, in 2016 after stints in coachbuilding and other EV startups.
In 2019, the company announced the 2023 Fisker Ocean, an electric flagship, with Sport, Ultra, Extreme and One trims. The SUV is available with either single-motor or dual-motor setups.
The single-motor version is capable of 275 horsepower, with an EPA-estimated range of 250 miles on a charge. The dual-motor setup pushes that up to 550 horsepower and 350 miles.
The Ocean has roof-mounted solar panels that the company claims can add up to 2,000 miles of range a year in ideal conditions. In every trim except for the base Sport trim, the Ocean’s 17.1-inch infotainment screen can rotate for a horizontal or vertical display.
The Ocean starts at $37,499. As of the end of Q4 2021, Fisker said that it had more than 30,000 reservations for the vehicle.
Also coming down the pipeline is the Fisker Pear, a smaller SUV that the company describes as an “agile urban EV.”
The company says that the Pear will be manufactured at the Foxconn manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio.
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