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Click above for a high-res gallery of the production Artega GT.

Artega's parent company, Paragon, is getting ready for its assault on the Porsche Cayman this summer, when it finally begins production of the Artega GT. The seductively small coupe will be built in an all-new factory in Westphalian, and Paragon expects two vehicles per day to roll off the assembly line, with a plan that would produce 20 cars per week within two years.

The automaker is in the process of setting up a dealer network in the UK, and along with a right-hand-drive model, it intends to offer a convertible version in the future.

The Artega GT, originally show in concept form at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007 and followed by the production version earlier this year, is powered by a VW-sourced, 3.6-liter V6, mounted amidships and sending 300 hp to a six-speed, twin-clutch gearbox. Penned by Henrik Fisker, the GT will tip the scales at around 2,400 pounds, thanks to an aluminum spaceframe and carbon fiber body panels. Unfortunately, there's still no word on whether it's coming to the U.S. We wouldn't hold our breath.


[Source: Autocar]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Still has the characteristic vdub engine cover, not that I'm complaining or anything.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car is absolutely breathtaking.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is that a rear engined car? I looks like one from the interior pictures and the rear lid. If so then they are competing with the Carrera instead of the Cayman ... although they appear spec'd (engine wise) to compete with the Cayman.

      Also, this looks REALLY good. Sorta like a Baby Carrera GT.... I hope the sticker is under $60k ....
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Window crank penned by Fisher Price."
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sports car overload! I love 'em, but just how many of these cars can the world support?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Way to make an entirely of topic comment. You may be thinking "but co2 emissions are on topic!", but you're wrong, because you're on an Autoblog. Autos happen to emit CO2, making every article about CO2 emissions and therefore making it off topic.

        So now please go away.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow, totally misread that comment then.
        • 7 Years Ago
        wait, was he talking about emissions or the idea of low volume exclusive sports cars? i really don't know...
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Penned by Henrik Fisker"

      Ya think? Did you even have to say it?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I didn't know that, so lay off.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice car. I wonder if Fisker stole any ideas for this one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very, very nice looking little car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Those wheels look a bit too ordinary or commonplace to me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Its engine is sourced from Volkswagen, yet this competes against the Porsche Cayman, which is buying up chunks of VW in ever-increasing portions.

      Huh?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Car company I never heard of vs. Porsche dealership down the street. hmmm....
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, until a guy in a same color Cayman pulls up next to you.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You'll have twice the VW dealers down the road. ;)
        • 7 Years Ago
        "You were able to get parts for your car so you could actually drive it too eh?"
      • 7 Years Ago
      This will be serious competition for Porsche. I wish more companies would release designs like this. This one will obviously be expensive, but still fun to look at.
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