Ben Stein

Saturday Drive: 2012 Fisker Karma

Saturday Drive: 2012 Fisker Karma

The car: Fisker Karma

The power: 403 total horsepower coming from two 201.5-horsepower (150 kW) AC motors, mounted just above the rear wheels.

Torque is in the neighborhood of monstrous, with 981 pound-feet available at 0 RPM. That figure sounds like enough to collapse a lung from the driver's seat, but consider this car weighs 5,300 pounds, or about as much as a Chevy Tahoe SUV.

The photos: Fisker Karma

The speed: 0-60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds in Sport mode using the gas...