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post #1 of 10 Old 02-08-2009, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Artega, will they survive?

Now would be a scary time to be a sportscar start up. Hopefully these guys will survive and get their car into the US market:

http://www.artega.de/index.php?av=gb
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-09-2009, 05:31 AM
 
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Looks cool. It kinda reminds me of the Lotus Elise and Exige. Is it in the same performance class as the lotusses?
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Looks cool. It kinda reminds me of the Lotus Elise and Exige. Is it in the same performance class as the lotusses?
That is precisely what I was thinking. I saw a few videos and it pretty much sounds like the Lotus. The stats make it seem faster than the Lotus though.

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That is the only truly good looking new car on the market, in my opinion. Given the technical constraints of this day and age, that car's design is perfect. If Ferrari would have built a "new Dino" as was speculated before the California's unveiling and would have built this car, it would have been a resounding success and an instant classic. (Not to say that the Cali won't be a success)

In my opinion, sports cars should be small, low-slung, light weight, and have the engine behind the seats. They should perform, and be beautiful in design in a way that matches their character. From what I can see and read of the Artega GT, this car delivers all of that. This car is perfect for someone like me who thinks the Cayman is too bland and too much of a compromise toward "everyday car", and who thinks the F430 and Gallardo are too big and heavy (and for whom the Elise/Exige are just a little too tiny and spartan). Bravo, Artega!

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Tony, You'll be happy to know it is coming to the U.S.
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Tony, You'll be happy to know it is coming to the U.S.
That is amazing, do you know if the car will be altered at all due to emissions? It looks like $75 Euros, so about a tad under $100,000. Not to bad for a car of this caliber. I hope to see some around eventually.

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The back end looks like the Lotusses, the front reminds me of the Aston Martins of late. Especially the air intake (although it's wider on the Artege) and the headlights.

It still looks way cool though
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Very nice

Any numbers on price, power, performance, engine, 0-60 ....etc?

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Very nice

Any numbers on price, power, performance, engine, 0-60 ....etc?
On their site there is a break-down of prices and options in a PDF file. I'm guessing there are probably the specs on there too.

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Just copied and pasted the performance specs from their website.

The price is 75K euros including VAT. Not too bad for what it is, and as it's German it should be well built. Not much BHP from a 3.6 engine though - 300 BHP. Porsche manage approx 350 and Ferrari 400.

Technical data
Engine: V6 direct injection rear-mounted
Capacity: 3597 cc
Power Output: 220 kW (300 PS)
Wheel base: 2460 mm
Kerb weight (dry): 1116 kg
Gross vehicle weight rating: 1495 kg
Power to weight ratio: 3,72 kg/PS
Transmission: Six-speed direct transmission
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4,8 s
Top speed: > 270 km/h
EU-standard fuel consumption: 8,9 l (Super Plus ROZ 98)
CO2 emissions: 211 g/km
Range: 765 km (68 l Tank), 900 km (80 l Tank)
Chassis: Aluminium space frame, high-tensile steel
tube frame rear module
Bodywork: Carbon fibre reinforced plastic
Dimensions (L x B x H): 4010 x 1880 x 1180 mm
Wheel base: 2460 mm
Luggage space: 300 l

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