Specialty German marque wants to bring an electric sports car variant of its GT model to market.

German specialty marque Artega has debuted an electric variant of its mid-engined GT model called the Artega SE (Sport Electric).

The Artega SE is powered by two electric motors mounted on the rear axle, operating independently, with a total output of 280 kW (380 PS / 275 bhp). The Artega SE does the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 4.3 seconds compared to the GT's 4.8. Top speed is over 250 km/h (155 mph).

Electricity comes from a 37 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack with a nominal voltage of 350 V. Range of the Artega SE is 300 km (186 miles) on the European test cycle (NEDC - New European Driving Cycle) but the automaker says a more "comfortable" driving style (read: realistic) achieves a range of 200 km (124 miles). A full charge of the batteries can be had in 90 minutes at a high-powered charging station.

The Artega SE weighs in at 1400 kg (3086 lbs), about 100 kg (220 lbs) less than the GT model but sports an identical weight distribution of 57:43 biased toward the rear axle.

"Our aim is to combine environmental responsibility with the passion for automobiles," said Artega Automobil GmbH & Co. CEO Peter Müller in the company press release.

Artega is weighing the possibility of taking the SE to production as the company has an overall production capacity of 500 units a year at its facility in Delbrück, Germany.


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