You can be forgiven for not having heard of either Exagon Motors or its Furtive-eGT all-eletric luxury grand tourer.
It might be unknown, but the Exagon Furtive-eGT is a very sophisticated bit of kit. The drivetrain was developed by Exagon in conjunction with SAFT, who provide the lithium-ion batteries, and Michelin, who did the axles and tyres. A pair of bespoke Siemens electric motors provide the power.
The car’s structure is a carbonfibre and honeycomb monocoque, the first such four-seater in the industry. Cast aluminium is used for the rear structure. The whole ultra-stiff contruction weighs just 124kg.
Performance is suitably eye-opening for a car that uses Formula 1 techniques in its construction. The motors produce 396bhp and 381lb/ft torque, enough to sling the Furtive-eGT from 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155mph.
Though the Furtive’s shape and running gear is fixed, Exagon take an haute couture approach to car building. Luc Marchetti, founder of Exagon Motors, explains: “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.”
Doubtless this bespoke service does not come cheap. Exagon doesn’t say how not cheap, but if you have to ask… Equally they don’t say how many people have stumped up, but there is an increasingly large market for this kind of ultra-exclusive, personalised car.
The Furtive-eGT was first unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2010, but it has taken until now for it to go on display in the UK. It will be on show at Salute to Style at London’s Hurlingham Club on 17-19 July.
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