From MotorAuthority.com comes word of the latest version of the Venturi Fetish, an electric sports car being shown at the Paris auto show. Venturi initially debuted at Paris in 1984 and since then has been building a series of low volume mid-engine coupes. The cars have been attractive if somewhat non-descript. The gas engined versions have been powered by modified Peugeot engines and gearboxes. After a change of ownership in 2001, Venturi changed directions and started developing electric cars.

Two years ago at the Paris show, Monaco-based Venturi unveiled the $600,000 Fetish electric sports car that ran 0-60 in 4.5 sec. Now at this years Paris show Venturi has unveiled a new version of the Fetish. The batteries can drive the electric motor to 240 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque. Combined with only 2160 lbs of mass it provides great acceleration and 160 miles of range. Top speed is only 100 mph though and unless they drop the price significantly this car will have a hard time competing against the Tesla roadster even with it's more radical styling. More images from Autoblogger Eric Bryant in Paris after the jump.

[Source: Motor Authority]


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