The long awaited Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid is now in production, at least according to Britain’s Autocar webzine. The first car in America is set to be delivered at the end of this month, and the lucky owner is… Leonardo di Caprio. Next up on the delivery list are former presidential candidate and global warming town crier Al Gore and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Sometime after the celebrity deliveries are through, Fisker dealers will likely start to get demonstrator vehicles, too.
For now, Fisker claims to be building five Karmas per week at the Valmet Automotive plant in Finland. Valmet is set to ramp up production to 300 units per week by December, but even that production leaves the Karma sold out until sometime next year. Fisker claims to have some 3,000 pre-orders in the pipeline, but it remains to be seen how many will translate into actual sales. Nissan only closed around 50 percent of pre-orders for the Leaf, which cost considerably less than the Karma’s $95,900.