Mexican investment group takes over small German sports car firm
Mark Tisshaw
27 January 2010

Low-volume German sports car manufacturer Artega has been sold to a Mexican investment company.

Tresalia Capital, which is behind brands including Corona beer, has taken complete control of Artega and Tresalia has appointed former BMW engineer Wolfgang Ziebartto run the company on a day-to-day basis.

Production of the firm’s Artega GT will commence at a new plant in Germany later this year. The two-door coupe was penned by Danish designer Henrik Fisker, the man behind the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin Vantage, and was first seen at the Frankfurt motor show in 2007.

Power comes from a VW-sourced 3.6-litre V6 engine which is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The chassis is constructed from aluminium and the bodywork is made predominantly from carbonfibre.

“After a first drive in the Artega GT, I have spontaneously agreed to further accompany this car and I will do everything to make it a success,” said Ziebartto.

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