Fisker has released more details about its upcoming Rōnin, an all-electric machine they describe as a ‘super GT convertible’ with a targeted output of 1,000 horsepower and driving range of nearly 1,000 kilometres on a fully charged battery.
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“Our goal,” explains Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker, “was to create a classic grand touring car, updated for the 21st century and engineered for customers who want to drive from Los Angeles to Napa Valley on a single charge or take on the autobahn at steady high speeds without concern for battery capacity.” The Rōnin certainly looks the part of a high-flying GT, complete with a quartet of complicated but pretty butterfly doors and slinky bodywork draped over its aluminum space frame.
The car is expected to run from rest to highway speed in approximately 2 seconds on its way to a 275 km/h top speed. The company claims they are turning an eye to driver enjoyment rather than autonomous technologies, a possible swipe at Audi and its GT concept cars introduced over the last year.
Room exists for the driver and three of their friends thanks to rear butterfly doors providing easy access to the back seat area. Sharp eyes will have noticed there is but a single door handle; this is thanks to front ones which open electrically by swiping the handle or by using a smartphone. A handle then extends when the rear portals are ready to open.
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A carbon fibre hardtop will also be smartphone activated, retracting into the trunk and opening the interior to either a million nighttime stars or adoring attention-seekers on Hollywood Boulevard. Speaking to the GT portion of this car’s mission, there will be some trunk space even with the roof retracted plus an additional luggage area in its frunk. That tablet of an infotainment screen in the otherwise minimal interior measures 17.1 inches on the diagonal, if you’re wondering.
Fisker has now opened reservations for its Rōnin – and, yes, the name is indeed an homage to the famous John Frankenheimer film of the same name which featured epic car chase scenes. Early adopters may place a deposit of US$2,000 for the first reservation plus a fully refundable deposit of half that amount if they’re feeling particularly spendy and want two of the things. The Rōnin will be priced at an eye-watering US$385,000 with deliveries targeted to start in the second half of 2025. Fisker says they plan to produce just 999 vehicles.