Meet The Artega Scalo Superelletra: An Electric Supercar With 1,020-HP

2017 Geneva Motor Show

You surely can't go wrong with German engineering, Italian styling and 1,020 horsepower.

Electric cars with bold power output claims seem to be a recurring theme right now, with several revealed at this year’s Geneva show capable of hitting 0-60 mph faster than your average fuel-powered car. Artega Scalo is the latest automaker to join the trend, with the reveal of its new electric supercar which made its debut at year’s Geneva. First founded in 2007, the German company went bankrupt in 2012, only to make a surprise comeback at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show with the elegant Scalo electric sports car.

It never made it to production, sadly, but it was a statement of intent. Now, Artega is back once again with a new electric supercar – and this time it will be going into production. Revealed as a new iteration of the Scalo, Artega’s new all-electric supercar is called the Scalo Superelletra, to give it its full name, with “Superelletra” being a wordplay on "Supperleggera" (Italian for "super-light") and "elettrica" (Italian for "electric"). Artega has enlisted renowned Italian coachbuilders Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera to style the Scalo Superelletra, and the result is a stunning shape that blends Italian styling with German engineering.

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Like many of the recently revealed electric supercars, the power output surpasses 1,000 horsepower thanks to four electric motors with two at each axle. These motors combine to produce a total of 1,020 horsepower. Artega says the Scalo Superelletra should be able to sprint to 62 mph in just 2.7 seconds, before it reaches a top speed of 186 mph. A 120-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery powers the electric motors, and while Artega hasn’t revealed a precise range it estimates that you should be cover 300 miles on a single charge. That’s impressive, but then the Scalo Superelletra isn’t supposed to be driven conservatively, so don’t be surprised if that figure turns out to be far less if you floor it.

It also has a McLaren F1-style central driving position so that the car can be sold in left-and right-hand-drive markets without having to develop separate models. Unlike the original Scalo, the Superelletra will enter production in Spring 2019, with a limited run of 50 units. You’ll also need to hand over $1.59 million if you want one.

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