Artega's New Electric Sports Car Is Gorgeous But May Be Doomed To Failure

Artega

We really hope the German automaker proves us wrong.

It’s okay if you don’t remember Artega. The little German car company that couldn’t file for bankruptcy back in 2012. The only car it gave us was the Artega GT, designed by Henrik Fisker. A few years—and a merger with German automotive electronics company Paragon—later, Artega is back with a new sports car. The Scalo is a bit like the old GT. It’s a good looking two-seater. However, the similarities end there as the new Artega model is all-electric.

Two electric motors good for 402 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque power the Scalo. It hits 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Its max range is 250 miles and can be recharged in under an hour via a 64kW DC quick charger. Inside, there's a split-level infotainment center (Apple Carplay up top and car info on bottom), gesture controls and a cool curved display that may see production. Only 12 will be built per year and each one goes for $192,000. That’s a lot more than a top-line Tesla and you get a lot less, as in less seats, speed and lower quality interior styling. We’re happy Artega is back but it might want to rethink its asking price for its newest model. Photo credit: CC Weiss for Gizmag.

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