August 20th, 2011
08:00 AM ET
Leonardo DiCaprio is environmentally conscious, but he’s also a movie star.
The "Inception" actor has shelled out over $100,000 for the 2012 Fisker Karma hybrid, possibly the most sought-after hybrid car on the market.
The Los Angeles Times reports on DiCaprio's new ride, noting that the star is upgrading from his practical Toyota Prius, which can go from zero to sixty in 10.1 seconds. The Karma can get there in 5.9.
And of course, the Fisker Karma looks a little better. TMZ snapped a photo of the actor checking out his new model.
Car designer Henrik Fisker told Reuters in 2009 that seeing DiCaprio with his Prius helped inspire his new hybrid.
"He could have bought any car in the world," Fisker said, "and I remember seeing that on television and thinking to myself, you know, when you've got a guy who could buy any Ferrari or Rolls-Royce and he's buying a Prius, you know something is changing dramatically."
The car, which is sold out until early 2012, debuts at the end of this month. After DiCaprio gets the first set of keys, Al Gore and Colin Powell will reportedly have their own Karma hybrids.
Despite its outrageous price tag, the Fisker Karma hybrid isn’t even the most expensive hybrid car out there. That would be the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid, which will set you back about $845,000. It may be a lot, but just think how environmentally conscious you’d be!
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