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 |  Aug 31 2012, 8:01 AM

Elon Musk is not one to shy away from bold statements, recently going on the record to call the Fisker Karma overpriced and mediocre. The savvy entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla says he now hopes to build an electric supercar.

In a recent Web chat, Musk disclosed that the American electric automaker is studying the possibility of an electric supercar to rival the likes of Italy’s Lamborghini and Ferrari offerings. Initially, Tesla wanted to build a supercar shortly after the Model X is introduced next year, but Musk wants to focus on a more affordable electric car first. That puts the time table for an electric supercar to come out in four to five years according to the CEO.

If there’s an automaker out there that could pull this off, it would be Tesla. The brand is considered a success compared to its counterpart Fisker, who continues to fight an uphill battle with the general public.

And considering the Tesla Model S sedan can already do 0-60 in just 4.4 seconds, just think of how impressive a Tesla supercar could be!

[Source: Automotive News]