I still remember the first time I met the existence of the Artega GT. I had just presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the best display for a model that was born with the hope of adding freshness in the sports segment. Your Porsche front and rear very very Ferrari invited to dream of a marina located in no man’s land. Henrik Fisker contributed to its design. The Artega GT was light, the central six-cylinder engine and 300 hp near powerful enough for a sports coupe would be called to compete with the 911 and the criticism of those who could prove really promising for a newcomer.
But it seems that Klaus Dieter Frers, founder of Artega Automobil GmbH & Co. KG, had chosen the worst time to embark on a project of this magnitude, the start of the Great Recession of the XXI Century. Since its inception Artega had seen the electric sports model as one of the keys to project medium and long term. Was invested to develop a prototype electric and this would be in 2011 at a very advanced stage of development. But while his rivals as Tesla Motors, triumphed, all efforts were in vain to save this brand since September ceased production of its only model to date, the GT.
We said that the Artega GT had garnered rave reviews, first in his presentation and later with the first tests that come with the start of production in Delbrück (Germany). Artega had bet on a sports fairly light, about 1,100 kilograms, 3,597 cm3 engine and six-cylinder Volkswagen origin. We also opted for a Volkswagen DSG transmission with about 300 hp achieved in less than 5 seconds reached the 100 km / h from standstill. Speeding was significantly faster than a Porsche Cayman S at the time (and also that the current 325 hp).