• Dec 1st 2007 at 9:33AM
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We've only seen the Artega GT twice, but both times we came away completely smitten with the svelte, MX-5-sized coupe. It has everything we love in an automobile: lightweight (through the use of carbon fiber body panels and an aluminum space frame), power (a 300 hp, 3.6-liter rear-mounted V6) and achingly gorgeous lines (it was penned by ex-Aston designer Henrik Fisker). What more could we ask for? Well, for starters, we'd like to have it here in the States, but that's not likely to happen in the first few years of production. And apparently, it won't be selling in the UK until Artega is able to recoup the costs of converting the GT to right-hand drive.

Regardless of the logistical downsides, everything is a go for sales to begin in May of next year. The company has begun work on its factory and with its new digs running full bore, Artega expects to produce 170 units in 2008 and 320 the following year.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Penned by an ex Aston designer....was he fired/passed over? or just wanted to be his own boss? I ask, because this is a decent enough amalgam of Aston/Porsche/Ferrari design cues to make someone think he should have been asked to join Jaguar.

      No mention of price, at this stage it's always an under guesstimate, but I wonder if the planned 170 will sell. Still, a smallish, V6 powered neo supercar is very attractive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the Artega GT, right-hand drive sports car looks very distinctive.

      Nice overall package both interior and exterior. Aircraft quality...oh yeah, the hand crank roll down windows is a nice touch...it saves weight. However, I think most buyers would like the electric roll up version. Interesting vehicle : )
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hell, I thought it just was another Fisker rebody.

      This one screams Boxster/Cayman..
        • 7 Years Ago
        From any angle except the rear, the Artega outshines any both the Boxster and the Cayman in the aesthetics department; from the rear though, the Porsches are decidedly better looking.
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