Artega GT

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Artega GT turbocharged six-cylinder
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Artega GT turbocharged six-cylinder Berlin - Arabstoday German automaker, Artega, first unveiled the Artega SE at Geneva Motor Show last March, showing the promise of what a German electric sports car could look like. Of course, their purpose was to also give the US-based Tesla and their pride and joy, the Roadster 2.5, something to think about. Recently, the Artega SE was in attendance at the Frankfurt Motor Show with plenty of updates on the vehicle. The model that we saw at Frankfurt looks to be one of the few test prototypes of the electric sports car. While expectations are understandably high for the SE, Artega is tempering its expectations on the car, leaving it with a concept tag while it still undergoes testing and development. Ultimately, the company has made no bones about its intention of bringing the Artega SE into something more than just a concept car. Artega chief executive, Peter Müller, put it in simple terms: "Our aim is to combine environmental responsibility with the passion for automobiles." The Artega SE is an electric version of the company’s initial offering, the Artega GT. The two cars sport the same body and aluminum spaceframe with the only notable difference being the powertrain fitted under its hood. A pair of German sports cars will make their debut at the Geneva Motor Show early next month, the first of which is the Artega.The convertible variant of the Henry Fisker-designed GT sports car is something fans have been waiting a long time for.Dubbed the Artega GT Roadster, it will house the same 3.6-liter V6 as the hardtop and come with similar performance figures. Although unconfirmed, this would mean around 300hp, a 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds, and a top speed of 168mph.The recently spied Roding Roadster 23 is the second model that, like the Artega GT, is a two seat mid-engine sports car. The Roding however boasts a carbon-fiber chassis and weighs in at just 950kg, and is powered by a BMW turbocharged six-cylinder engine producing 320hp and 295lb-ft of torque. A manual six-speed transmission will transfer power to the rear wheels.Once the cars are unveiled at Geneva we'll report back with more details and pictures.

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