The German sport car Artega, made between 2010 and 2012 at 153 units, all with V6 engine from Volkswagen, is back. The company, again in the hands of its original owner, now proposes a purely electric drive for this two-seater sportcar, and a very limited production to ensure uniqueness.
Klaus Dieter Frers, then owner of an important supplier to the automotive sector, wanted to realize his dream of a sportcar itself, also in order to demonstrate what his company would be able to perform. The GT was born, designed by Henrik Fisker (who also designed the Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8) and presented at the 2007 International Geneva Motor Show (Switzerland). At that time it began with the rise of its own production plant of about 4,000 square meters.
The GT received a Volkswagen V6, 3,597 cc engine with 300 hp at 6,600 rpm, to ensure high performance and joy of driving ...
After problems with the company years later, he has to seek new sources of capital, finding it in the Mexican company Tresalia Capital in 2009. After an exchange of charges, a limited production was started, with 153 units of the Artega GT sold between 2010 and 2012.
In 2011 the company presented an electric version of the GT, a project that was not continued.
Currently the company is back in the hands of its former owner Klaus Dieter Frers, who has perfected the electric version of the Artega and dreams now to produce is. Artega is back!
He offers the new model with two electric motors Voltabox, with 150 to 195 kW each, totaling about 385 kW peak, which would be respectable 525 hp. The engines develop a torque of 780 Nm, which provide high performance, as it takes only 3.6 seconds from 0-100 km / h and a top speed throttled to 250 km/h. Space technology brings optimum torque vectoring and up to 12,500 rpm; achieving an efficiency of 95%. With powerful lithium-ion batteries, combined with a series of super caps - a system of recovery of the electrical energy during braking and using it at acceleration, increasing the autonomy -; we talk about a range of around 400 kilometers.
The charging system allows several options, with 64 kW, the battery can be recharged fully in less than an hour, 22 kW would take about two hours, and in a domestic 16 amp socket recharging lasted about ten hours.
Artega will produce the first twelve units only on request. After it he plans to launch a new model with a different name, but similar mechanics.