Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Exagon Furtive-eGT

Exagon Furtive-eGT
The Concept
With its electric drivetrain and innovative solutions, the Furtive-eGT rewrites the ground rules for contemporary GT sports cars. Not in terms of performance alone, but in terms of the new driving sensations delivered by a grand tourer designed as an electric vehicle from A to Z.

Exagon Furtive-eGT show
Exagon Furtive-eGT headlamp
Exagon Furtive-eGT frame
Exagon Furtive-eGT Siemens engine

An exceptional electric GT sports car
Exagon Motors set out to develop an exceptional electric sports car that would combine the best of their experience in electric motorsports (Electric Andros Trophy) with today’s cutting-edge technologies. The specifications drafted by Luc Marchetti, CEO of Exagon Motors, established clear objectives: the Furtive-eGT had to combine exceptional performance with real day-to-day driveability. To achieve this versatility, Exagon worked with a number of leading European partners who brought their expertise to the project from the outset: Siemens, Saft, Michelin and Nokia. The result: the most exciting GT sports car around.

Original technologies and leading partners
The Furtive-eGT combines an impressive sum of human expertise with technologies never before seen in cars. It is an innovator in all areas, from its latest-generation Siemens motors and Saft batteries to its carbon body, running gear developed with Michelin, three-speed gearbox with seamless torque delivery, acoustics by Focal and man/machine multimedia interface. The Furtive-eGT embodies a unique blend of expertise. No comparisons can be made with the existing market offering.

A GT made for the era of sustainable development
The Furtive-eGT is very much a car of its times, the era of digital cars and sustainable development, but it also reflects a long tradition in exceptional GTs. This long-haul traveller is a true 2+2, designed to comfortably seat four passengers with their luggage. The Furtive-eGT is designed as a versatile car, combining the ride and performance of a quality sports model with the comfort of a grand tourer.

A new sensory experience
The electric drivetrain delivers original driving sensations with the torque coming in immediately. With constant torque of 516 N.m between 0 and 5,000 rpm, the Furtive-eGT is capable of phenomenal acceleration, sprinting from 0 to 100 km in just 3.5 s, with a top speed limited to 250 kph. As well as savouring the silence of this impressive performance, owners can take pleasure in owning a car with zero carbon emissions. Looking beyond figures, this is an experience that everybody should enjoy at least once in their lives.

French spirit and style
Designed by Exagon MotorsTM, the Furtive-eGT is a car of classic, timeless beauty. It embodies a truly French approach to modern, prestige vehicles, far removed from passing trends and fashions. The Furtive-eGT is 4.46 m long with very short front and rear overhangs. The design is elegant and dynamic, while placing the emphasis squarely on aerodynamics. A car of pure, clean lines, the Furtive-eGT stands out from the crowd with distinctive features, such as the double-bubble roof, headlight signature and rear wings to optimise downforce.

Exagon Press