Fisker Building Electric grand tourer with record range claim
Fisker’s The first car hasn’t been delivered to customers yet, but the electric startup has ambitious plans for a third.
According to Fisker, Project Ronin will be the longest production electric car in the world. That means it will have to beat Lucid Air’s maximum range of 837km.
It will be a large traveller capable of carrying four adults and their luggage, with “unique doors” for better access, as well as a chic, sustainable “vegan” interior with a design orientation. New design for the brand.
Fisker says it will use the most advanced, lightweight materials, along with active aerodynamics and an “innovative battery design” with the kit integrated into the vehicle’s structure.
Development of the concept began last year, and Fisker said it expects to unveil it in August 2023 with production commencing in the second half of 2024.
“The aim is to achieve the longest range in the world for a production EV, combined with an extremely high level of performance,” said CEO Henrik Fisker.
“Project Ronin will be the showcase for our in-house engineering, powertrain and software capabilities.”
Furthermore, the company says it wants to “redefine the luxury sports car segment, with a new concept that does not currently exist”.
The teaser image shows a sleek 2+2 car with significantly inflated bonnet and wheel arches, a powerful front bumper and intricate LED details.
In January, Henrik Fisker posted a trailer for an “electric supercar” on Twitter before deleting the post.
“Still top secret!” Fisker said in his now-deleted tweet.
“But today I am very excited in our technical meeting! Our electric supercar’s first aero & downforce test is out! It’s in a niche that doesn’t exist today, period! ”
The image appears to show the rear of the Project Ronin in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) testing, showing the vehicle’s massive, boxy, purposeful rear and bulging wheel arches.
Mr. Fisker is very familiar with sports cars and supercars having served as a designer for both BMW and Aston Martin. He is best known for designing the Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage, as well as the BMW Z8.
Project Ronin is not named after a leaderless samurai of feudal Japan, but the Robert De Niro film best remembered for its thrilling car chases.
This is Fisker’s third announced vehicle after the Ocean SUV and the upcoming PEAR – speaking of three different names.
The ocean has has been revealedwith indicated prices and published range figures.
Pre-production prototypes are already out of Magna Steyr’s factory in Austria, and mass production is expected to begin November 17, with pre-orders to begin on November 1. July.
Fisker says there are now more than 45,000 pre-orders.
The company’s engineering and purchasing teams are being moved to Project PEAR, of which Fisker wants to create three derivatives and produce one million vehicles a year by 2027.
It has yet to reveal what this car will look like, although it will built by contract manufacturer Foxconn at the former General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio.