• Jul 1st 2008 at 11:58AM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of the Artega GT

As production ramps up on the impossibly gorgeous Artega GT, parent company Paragon has announced that the compact sportscar will sell for €74,983 across the pond. The pricing makes it compelling competition for a well-equipped (and similarly proportioned) Porsche Cayman S. As we previously reported, final assembly is scheduled to begin this summer at a rate of two per day, ramping up to 20 per week for a total production run of just 500 vehicles.

Among those will be a right-hand-drive model for the UK market, as Artega establishes a British dealer base. The vehicle initially unveiled as a concept in Geneva 2007 and in production form a year later is powered by a mid-mounted, Volkswagen-sourced 3.6-liter V6 coupled to a DSG transmission. 300 horsepower driving the rear wheels is all that's needed to propel the Fisker-designed (think BMW Z8 and a handful of Aston Martins along with his own line of coach-built SLs and M6s and the Karma hybrid super-sedan) to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than five seconds.

We're still waiting to see if Artega will go through the pains of homologating the GT for the U.S. market, but a convertible version is said to be in the works. Until then, we invite you to feast your eyes on the images in the galleries below.

[Source: AutoBild via eurocarblog]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      *THAT* is a Fisker design that i can have wet dreams about. The Karma... not so much.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Absolutely beautiful....

      But are those hand-crank windows I see?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I doubt it. It doesn't look like there's enough room for the crank to make a complete revolution. It's probably just a retro looking switch that operates regular electric windows.
        • 7 Years Ago
        weight savings?
      • 7 Years Ago
      So, if cars have faces... (my quick comparison photo:) http://tinyurl.com/44rcyz
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a tadpole@#*??!

        • 7 Years Ago
        Terrible, ugly tadpole it is. I know we like to refrain from the "looks like" stuff, but it really does look like they went, "Well, we can't think of anything good.." Then the janitor said, "Hey you guy, I like the Carrera GT." Then, it was born.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Then they realized it would be more or less stealing the design, so they made it ugly.
      • 7 Years Ago
        • 7 Years Ago
        That was going to be my exact comment.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Autoblog, this is smaller than a Cayman. Think about halfway between a Cayman and a Lotus. It weighs 2400 lbs, fyi.

      As far as performance goes, this is a real diamond in the rough. It has all the right pieces to be a track monster. Its rear wheels are 10.5" wide -- 3200 lb corvettes come with 11" rear wheels -- this thing is 800 lbs lighter!!!!

      I bet this thing actually does 0-60s in around 3.8 seconds and can maintain 1.2 Gs on a skid pad. It has the right components to practically be a mini Porsche GT.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Tres cool.
      • 7 Years Ago

      Hey Autoblog.. how about THAT beauty for the next fathersday give-away! :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good Lord! Looks like the designers pinched Carrera GT front lights, S2000 arches, a squeezed bonnet off an F430 and a Scirocco front grill. Having said that the lines on that car are pretty hot!
      Jon Russell
      • 7 Years Ago
      You'd think for only a 500 vehicle production, they would have upped the price
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