• Mar 9th 2007 at 4:56PM
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It's hard to choose our favorite unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, but one of our top picks was the Paragon Artega GT, penned by Henrik Fisker of Aston Martin fame. The sleek coupe had a diminutive footprint, but was easily one of the design heavyweights of the show.

Paragon, a German automotive supplier, intended the Artega GT to be a rolling showcase of what the company was capable of. The coupe is powered by a VW-sourced, mid-mounted 3.5L V6, producing 300 HP and sending power through a six-speed DSG. Under the carbon fiber body panels resides an aluminum space frame that allows the Artega to tip the scales at just over 2,400 pounds. Coupled with the aforementioned V6, the GT can climb to 60 MPH in five seconds and on to a top speed of 168 MPH.

Approximately 500 Artegas will be produced, with orders being taken in November and deliveries beginning sometime next summer. Pricing wasn't announced, but it's expected to be below the $100k mark.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      for some reason, when i see this car, i see an nsx....or what should be the new nsx
      • 8 Years Ago
      imitation is the highest form of flattery.

      and although it does have traits of other cars, porsche up front, ferrari in the back, and maybe a bit of aston martin in the C-pillar area...

      it is pulled off as a unique design, and uniquely beautiful. Honda would do well to make an NSX look this good. Their recent coupe concept doesn't hold a candle to this.

      I still think black alcantara-type upholstery would do much more to make the interior cozy, than hard, smooth red leather. The nav/entertainment screen might be motorized and tilt up, I dunno.

      More than one center gauge would be welcomed... unless......... there is HUD that provides more information on the windscreen, like fuel level, and warnings for temperatures and pressures. A car that looks like a ground-bound jet could do worse than having a heads-up display.

      As a devotee of gorgeous coupe sportscars; this, the Zagato Spyker, and the Opel GTC, and previous cars like the 8C competizione, are nice indicators that the european sports coupes are still alive and kicking, and still gorgeous, if a bit odd at times.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Interior would look better with alcantara-like material on the upper part of the dashboard, preferably in black, or dark gray. Otherwise it is simply spartan, and that isn't really a bad thing. I wish some cars had less gimmicky stuff inside. Alcantara would make it look like a GT3 car or something...

      the outside looks fantastic. I might tweak the front apron look a bit, if I were the designer, but that is a small thing.

      AWD, and a transparent roof panel, and a red or blue paint job... FAN-Freakin-Tastic.

      I do wonder why rear-engined, instead of mid-engined? Solely for interior and cargo space? compatibility with VAG's AWD systems for possible AWD option? (spun 180 degrees around...)
      • 8 Years Ago
      The design is great. But 100k for 300hp? That doesnt sound like good value to me. But it does look really good.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The exterior is beautiful and wonderfully proportioned and detailed. I love it.

      The interior is... kit car. And I don't mean the talking Trans Am. Although a bunch of flashing lights stuck on a GM plastic fantastic IP would be just as terrible.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I see the love child between a 911 Turbo and a Lotus Elise
      • 8 Years Ago
      Love that scoop
      • 8 Years Ago
      Discover more pics of Artega on Geneva Motor Show on http://www.passionautomobile.com/salon_de_geneve/artega.html
      • 8 Years Ago
      I had read on the press release that it was rear-engined, rather than mid-engined... but perhaps they consider anything with an engine behind the seats "rear-engined"

      and then, why would the transaxle need an inversion drive? Just moving a FWD power unit to the back of the car would not require reversing the output of the transaxle...?
      • 8 Years Ago
      its a rip off of several other designs..notably porsche...The lights are basically direct copies of the GT..And the interior is...um....not very nice to put it mildly....
      • 8 Years Ago
      I second the nsx