The Furtive e-GT appeared at the Salute to Style event in London last weekend
The French four-seat grand tourer is powered by two 148kW electric motors
The e-GT has a carbonfibre tub mated to a cast aluminium rear structure
Exagon claims a 0-62mph time of 3.5sec and a limited top speed of 155mph
The all-electric Furtive e-GT was first seen at the Paris motor show in 2010
Rear-wheel-drive running gear was co-developed with technology company SAFT
Each Furtive-eGT is a bespoke creation inspired by the buyers requirements
Unusually for an electric car, the e-GT has a three-speed gearbox
This grand tourer has a range of 224 miles on the battery pack
Production is expected to be about 150 cars per year
The £360,000 Furtive e-GT won't be sold through traditional dealers
Autocar's Hilton Holloway (right) quizzes Exagon chief Luc Marchetti
Exagon Motors says it has sold the first 12 months of production of its new Furtive e-GT electric supercar. Based on the Swiss and US pricing, the e-GT is likely to cost any UK buyer around £360,000.
Speaking to Autocar in London, where the car made an appearance at the Salute to Style event last weekend, Luc Marchetti, chairman of Exagon Motors and brain behind the Furtive e-GT's development, said that the company wasn’t going to employ a conventional dealer network.
"We don’t need retail showrooms. We will be using 'ambassadors' [to promote the car]. The e-GT is aimed at the sort of person who has everything," he said.
It’s also possible that the e-GT could be promoted within high-end retail environments, trading on a combination of "French luxury and European technology". Marchetti says that annual production will initially run at about 150 units per year.
The e-GT is based around a carbonfibre structure, which is manufactured close to the Magny-Cours race circuit in France and weighs just 124kg. The e-GT’s SAFT lithium-ion battery pack – SAFT is said to be the leading battery supplier in the aerospace industry - is mounted in the floor of the structure and weighs 480kg.
Unusually for an electric car, the e-GT has a three-speed gearbox. Currently, most electrically driven vehicles have a single-ratio transmission, but Marchetti says there is no torque interruption from the twin Siemens electric motors, which send a base 380lb ft to the rear wheels between 0 and 5000rpm. Marchetti said that such is the torque at the rear wheels, Michelin had to engineer a new kind of tyre to deal with it.
The e-GT has a range of 224 miles on the battery pack and buyers also have the option of a range-extending petrol-fired engine/generator. Described as a "small capacity combustion engine", it is designed to run at a constant speed and returns a claimed 41mpg when it is solely powering the car.
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