Frankfurt Review: Artega GT

Even though the Artega GT had been already been previewed at the Geneva Show back in March, the sports coupe still managed to draw a lot of attention from the Frankfurt Show crowd with its semi-exotic looks and its reasonable price -€74,948 or $104,000 in Germany with taxes. Equipped with a VW sourced, 300 Hp 3.6 liter V6 engine sitting right behind the driver, the rear-wheel drive Artega GT sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in less than 5,0 sec while claiming a top speed in excess of 270 km/h (169mph). We’ve no idea how the Artega GT may be on the road, but it sure won our vote with its simple, yet sexy looks. Sales of the Artega are set to start in early 2008. -Specs and pics after the jump

Specifications

  • Frame Aluminium spaceframe / Rear module tubular space frame of high-tensile stainless steel
  • Bodywork Carbon fiber reinforced compound material
  • Dimensions (L X B X H) 3950 x 1880 x 1180 mm
  • Empty weight About 1100 kg
  • Kg/PS About 3.6 kg/PS
  • Engine V6 direct-injection engine in the rear
  • Displacement 3597 ccm
  • Performance 221 kW (300 PS) at 6600/min
  • Torque 350 Nm at 2400/min
  • Drive Rear-wheel-drive
  • Transmission Six-speed direct-shift with Artega inverting stage (pat.appl.)
  • Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h less than 5 sec
  • Speed more than 270 km/h

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