Fisker Karma, 2012: 'The Most Interesting Car in the World?' (video)

James Raia

Dan Neil, author of the automotive column Rumble Seat in The Wall Street Journal, is now also part of the publication's new video channel on YouTube call "Off Duty."

Like the publication's print section of the same name, the new video component features lifestyle videos about music, fashion, and cars. Neil's first contribution is a test drive of the 2012 Fisker Karma — the $100,000, four-seat plug-in hybrid.

Built in Finland, the Fisker Karma is partly-funded by U.S. taxpayers.

Neil, who won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, describes the vehicle in glowing terms. But he also includes his usual share of criticism.

In one passage of his print review, Neil writes:

"Meet the world's most interesting car. Every square centimeter of the Fisker Karma riots with clarity and design intent and vested individuality and scorn for convention the likes of which we haven't seen since the Tucker Torpedo."

The passenger in the video is not identified.

Neil's video review follows:

Article Last Updated: February 23, 2012.

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