Artega GT prototype

Artega GT prototype
Artega GT prototype

German electronics supplier paragon has unveiled in Geneva a preproduction prototype of its first sports car. Although not looking anything close to Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin V8 Vantage and the rest of the pack, this compact coupe is promised to give you an impressive level of performance on par with that enjoyed by owners of much more expensive Porsche Cayman and the likes.

Designed by famous Henrik Fisker who has the BMW Z8 and the highly-desirable Aston Martin DB9 coupe on his consciousness, the Artega GT is a small toy-like sports car, which nevertheless promises not only a decent supply of power but also enough living space for two grown-ups, their kid and even a spacious luggage compartment.

Artega GT prototype (front view)

When ready, the Artega GT will hide under its hood a generous 300hp, 3.6-liter V-6 bought from Volkswagen and mated with its six-speed DSG direct-shift gearbox with inverted stage.

The 1100 kg vehicle made of carbon-fiber composites fitted on aluminum chassis will take less than five seconds to sprint from zero to 60 mph and will reach a top speed of 270 km/h.

By the way, to provide the compact tourer with better handling, the engine was mounted horizontally in the rear of the car.

The Artega GT will be manufactured at paragon‘s still to be built production facility in DelbrГјck and will cost about €75,000.

Artega GT prototype (side view)

Photos: paragon

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