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Exagon Motors Furtive-eGT to appear at Salute to Style event, powered by two electric motors producing 396bhp

French manufacturer Exagon Motors will show off its electric sportscar, the Furtive-eGT, at the Salute to Style event in London next week.

The Furtive-eGT will appear as a static exhibit at the event held at the Hurlingham Club in south-west London from 16-19 July.

The four-seat grand tourer is powered by two Siemens-sourced 148kW electric motors which are centrally mounted and mated to a three-speed transmission. 

Together they produce the equivalent of 396bhp at between 5000 and 10,000 rpm and 381lb ft of torque from 0 to 5000rpm.

The manufacturer, which is based at the Magny-Cours race circuit in southern France, claims the car can accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.5sec and go on to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

The Furtive-eGT’s bespoke rear-wheel-drive running gear has been developed by Exagon in cooperation with technology company SAFT, which has provided lithium-ion batteries, and Michelin which has contributed axles and tyres. 

Exagon says it has adopted Formula One technology to develop a carbonfibre honeycomb tub which is mated to a cast aluminium rear structure. The entire body only weighs 124kg and is said it offers an exceptional weight-to-stiffness ratio

Exagon Motors is a division of Exagon Engineering, a French racing and preparation company founded by director Luc Marchetti in 2004.

Marchetti said: “We have the same approach as jewel-makers to high-end manufacturing and bespoke craftsmanship. France has a unique focus on virtuosity and creativity when producing works of art.

"Every Furtive-eGT made so far has been created specially for its owner, and leading designers have penned each one according to the individual’s interpretation.”

The Furtive-eGT is the company's first car and was first seen at the Paris motor show in 2010.

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Jeremy 10 July 2014

Reminds me of ...

... a Matra Simca Baghera
superstevie 10 July 2014

Actually a very good looking

Actually a very good looking car. I see what people mean when referring to Peugeot, but the front to me looks like a much better looked Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ.

Did I miss the range of it on a full charge?

ordinary bloke 10 July 2014

Handsome car.

When i saw the first picture of the front three-quarter view I thought instantly of the Peugeot RCZ and thought that maybe it had been based on that. This is a good-looking vehicle and the performance sounds as though it will be very good too.