Karma Automotive unveiled its 2020 Revero GTS at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show and AutoMobility LA. This new car is the performance version of the carmaker’s Revero GT, which was introduced earlier in the year.
The Performance Upgrades
The 2020 Revero GTS features various upgrades that include the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 3.9 seconds, electronic torque vectoring, and a top speed of 130mph. The exterior has also been upgraded, and it now features a carbon-fiber trim. The interior features a proprietary 7.1 channel 570-watt Soloscape audio system as well as tactile steering wheel switches.
Engine Specs and Performance
The 2020 Revero GTS comes with dual electric motors, a three-cylinder Twin Power Turbo in-line engine and an on-board electric generator. It has a total driving range of 360 miles and a range of 80 miles while in all-electric mode. The battery in the GTS is a 28kWh Nickel Manganese Cobalt li-ion battery that has higher overall density, enhanced safety features, and improved power output.
The 2020 Revero GTS offers driver three different driving modes, accessible from the paddle shifters located on the steering wheel. These modes are:
Stealth – for pure-electric driving
Sustain – turns on the electric generator to preserve the car’s battery pack
Sport – combines power output from the generator and battery pack for enhanced driving performance
Several new technologies have been added to the vehicle. These include in-house inverters that not only covert DC current from the battery pack to power the AC motors but also capture AC power generated by the regenerative braking system and store it in the battery pack.