Exagon Furtive e-GT displayed at 2013 Geneva Motor Show
French marque Exagon Motors who has its headquarters near the Magny-Cours race circuit brought to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show some stunning Furtive-eGT, in silver and copper/bronze colours, calling them the haute couture of electric cars based on the top of the range performance.
The luxurious handmade electric super car with its carbon fiber and honeycomb body made its debut last year last October at the Paris Motor show and the first vehicles will be delivered to their owners at the end of 2013.
This four-seater Grand Tourer, sports two liquid-cooled Siemens Corporate Technology electric motors, linked by a ZTI three-speed semi-automatic gearbox with seamless torque delivery, developed by Exagon and each motor develops 148 kW, or 402 bhp. Maximum power between 5,000 and 10,000 rpm is available in one-tenth of a second, with constant torque of 516Nm(258 Nm x 2) between 0 and 5,000 rpm.
The two inverters convert the direct current from a 53 kWh lithium-ion Saft battery into alternating current. The inverters drive the motors in two modes, based on torque or engine speed, modifying amplitude and frequency as necessary.
Top speed is limited electronically to 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour) and can go from 0-100 kph (62 mph) in a scant 3.5 seconds and has a range between 360 km (224 miles) over an urban cycle (ECE15 standard) and 310 km over a combined cycle (NEDC standard) and has four operating modes for a personalised driving experience: standard, eco, city and sport.
Exagon also offers an optional range extender, which is a small combustion engine of low cubic capacity that recharges the battery when it reaches its range limits. The range extender increases the overall range of the Furtive-eGT to 807 km with 25l of fuel over a standard ECE15 cycle, or 734km with 25l of fuel over a standard combined cycle.
The French electric supercar reportedly comes with a supercar price tag of over $500,000, not exactly an environmental friendly car for mere commoners.