- EV startup Fisker, which recently began delivering its Ocean SUV, has released additional information about the Rōnin halo car first revealed last week.
- Production of the Rōnin will be limited to just 999 units, with prices starting at a whopping $385,000.
- The 1000-horsepower powertrain will shoot the Rōnin in a claimed 2.0-seconds while also providing a targeted range of around 600 miles.
Last week, California-based startup Fisker unveiled three electric vehicles that will join the Ocean crossover in its lineup over the coming years. Along with a subcompact crossover called the Pear and a pickup truck called the Alaska, Fisker showed off a flashy four-door sports car, dubbed the Rōnin after the eponymous John Frankenheimer film famous for its thrilling car chase scenes. Now Fisker has released additional information on the Rōnin, including the price and expected arrival date.
Fisker will only build 999 examples of the Rōnin, with the startup automaker aiming to begin deliveries in the second half of 2025. According to CEO Henrik Fisker, the Rōnin is meant to serve as a modern version of the “classic grand touring car” for “people who love to drive.” But the Rōnin is still supposed to be practical—despite the slinky body, the convertible sports car has seating for five people and is said to “provide exceptional cargo capacity.” Fisker pitches the Rōnin as a response to the trend of high-performance SUVs from iconic brands, with the electric platform allowing for a capacious cabin but smaller overall dimensions.
The Rōnin will offer blistering performance, with a claimed 1000 horsepower from the three-motor powertrain and all-wheel drive contributing to a claimed 2.0-second run to 60 mph. Fisker also claims the Rōnin will be capable of a 170-mph top speed, and the automaker is targeting a 600-mile range. The Rōnin is based around a lightweight aluminum space frame and rides on carbon-fiber 23-inch wheels.
There are plenty of flamboyant supercar touches such as front and rear butterfly doors and a carbon-fiber hardtop that retracts into the trunk to provide open-air driving. There is also only one set of door handles on the rear doors—the front doors are opened by swiping the handle or using your phone. The cabin is said to be decked out in sustainable, recycled materials and will center around a 17.1-inch screen, although the shadowy image of the interior doesn’t give a detailed look at the design.
Order books for the Rōnin are already open, and Fisker says the 1000-horsepower grand tourer will cost $385,000. Although the targeted delivery date is only around two years away, Fisker did not say where the Rōnin will be built. The company doesn’t own any factories, contracting assembly of the Ocean out to Magna Steyr in Austria and planning to have the Pear built by Foxconn in Lordstown, Ohio. The model shown at Fisker’s product launch last week did not look production-ready—it was the only vehicle that didn’t move under its own power and didn’t have a visible interior—so we wouldn’t be surprised if the Rōnin gets delayed.
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Caleb Miller began blogging about cars at 13 years old, and he realized his dream of writing for a car magazine after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University and joining the Car and Driver team. He loves quirky and obscure autos, aiming to one day own something bizarre like a Nissan S-Cargo, and is an avid motorsports fan.