Artega is back from the dead with a new electric sports car called the Scalo.

Artega is back from the dead with a new electric sports car called the Scalo.

Billed as a direct successor to Artega GT, the Scalo has a carbon composite body, an active rear spoiler and 20-inch forged alloy wheels.  The styling is virtually identical to the GT, but the Scalo features a number of minor modifications including a carbon fiber front spoiler, revised air intakes and active aerodynamic canards.

The interior is also familiar but its features modern technology including a digital instrument cluster and a wireless smartphone charger.  The model also has a multifunction steering wheel, an infotainment system and a 13 speaker audio system.  There's also a "synthetic engine sound" system which produces fake engine noises both inside and outside the vehicle.

Motivation is provided by a 37 kWh lithium-ion battery which powers two rear-mounted Voltabox electric motors that produce a combined maximum output of 402 bhp (300 kW) and 575 ft-lb (778 Nm) of torque.  They enable the 3,494 lbs (1585 kg) Scalo to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds, hit an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) and travel up to 250 miles (402 km) on a single charge.

When the battery is depleted, it can be recharged in approximately ten hours with a household outlet.  A 22 kW three-phase connection reduces that time to approximately two hours, while 64 kW DC quick charger cuts that time to about an hour.

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