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Justin Bieber Gets a Fisker Karma Hybrid for His 18th Birthday

Posted By Marc Carter On March 1, 2012 @ 12:26 pm In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,Innovation | 1 Comment

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Pop singer Justin Bieber [1] turns 18 today and to celebrate his birthday, he’ll be presented with the car of his dreams on the Ellen DeGeneres Show [2]. So why are we so excited about this? Well because Bieber’s fantasy car isn’t a Ferrari or top of the line Mercedes-Benz – it’s the recently released Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan!

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The car will be presented to Bieber by his manager, Scooter Braun who told him,”You work really really hard. I always yell at you, ‘Don’t get anything flashy!’ You know, we’re not about that.  Be humble, be humble. And I kind of broke my own rule.”

Braun also stated, “We wanted to make sure, since you love cars, that when you’re on the road you are always environmentally friendly [3]. And we decided to get you a car that would make you stand out.”

Bieber was completely shocked by the gift as the Karma has a long waiting list with other celebrities also on the list. Leonardo DiCaprio [4] was lucky enough to get the first Karma [5] ever made.

The Fisker Karma is the first model from Fisker Automotive [6]. It’s a sexy four-door sedan with an electric motor and a 2.0L turbocharged range-extending engine. The 403-horsepower Karma can travel up to 50 miles on electricity alone and reaches 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds, but it does come with a pretty hefty $90,000 price tag.

+ People [7]

Lead image by Michael Rozman/ Warner Bros. [7]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Justin Bieber: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Bieber

[2] the Ellen DeGeneres Show: http://ellen.warnerbros.com/2012/03/justin_bieber_-_thursday_march_1_2012.php

[3] environmentally friendly: http://inhabitat.com/transportation/

[4] Leonardo DiCaprio: http://inhabitat.com/leonardo-dicaprio-spotted-driving-his-new-fisker-karma-luxury-ev/

[5] Karma: http://inhabitat.com/fisker-karma-named-top-car-of-the-year-by-bbcs-top-gear/

[6] Fisker Automotive: http://inhabitat.com/fisker-appoints-tom-lasorda-as-its-new-ceo/

[7] + People: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20574974,00.html

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