• Jan 27, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Artega GT

Of all the European auto shows, we enjoy the Geneva Motor Show the most. Not because we get our French food fix or adore the train ride along the lake after a grueling day at the show. No. We love Geneva because of its neutral nature, where no automaker can be considered the "home team" and that no matter the marque, each gets their time in the in the lime light. Case in point: The Artega GT. Over the past few years, the Henrik Fisker-designed coupe has made an appearance; first in conceptual form in 2007, then in production guise in 2008. This year, Artega's parent company, Paragon, will bring the next iteration of the GT to Geneva, and if the rumors are true, the coupe will lose its roof.

The same Volkswagen-sourced 3.6-liter V6 will be mounted amidships, sending 300 horsepower through a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox on its way to the rear wheels. Both left- and right-hand-drive versions will be available, and – depending on whether Artega opts for a soft-top or retractable hard-top – the curb weight shouldn't be significantly higher than the 2,400-pound GT. Paragon has made it clear that the Artega GT's success is dependent on global availability, and the U.S. market is the linchpin. Rumor has it that the first Stateside order has already come in from a customer in NYC, so we might see the Artega – in both coupe and cabrio form – here in the States after all.



[Source: GlobalMotors]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      This is unfairly good looking. I hope they get to the US, I want to see those curves in person.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looking good. Hopefully Top Gear will get hold of one and do a review/lap on the TG track soon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      profile is awesome, front end not so much. kinda makes me wanna hit it with baseball bat.
      • 5 Years Ago
      thats a good deal, better then a lotus even.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Give me a real manual and this would be pretty awesome. Looks great and the exhaust note is pretty good if you're not looking for a V8.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was seriously aroused, what a GORGEOUS car, till I read about the vw v6. Uhg. What an uninspired, appliance-type turd of an engine. Not even a good one at that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        totally agreed! what a waste to source all those parts with VW (ie. dash, engine.....) they should source their parts from Honda or BMW to give this nice looking coupe a soul. Sad!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because only a turd can sound like this:
        http://www.artega.de/uploads/_dokumente/Wegfahrt_Strecke.wmv

        The VR6 is a beautiful motor. Also, 300 hp is more than enough for a 2400 lb car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Fisker has a weakness when it comes to designing front ends. I don't like the front end here, or the Karma. The cars look great from every angle but the front.
      • 5 Years Ago
      price?
        • 5 Years Ago
        70,000euro, or about 92,000US

        Would love to see something like this as a latter day Ferrari Dino.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is up with the window controls. Is is automatic windows made to look like manual windows. Because if it's manual there is no way you can roll it up or down. And if it's auto, then that's kinda tacky. Not to mention the tire on the roll up device is also tacky.

      It seems confused on if it wants to be sophisticated or cute.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yikes. never noticed that. those handles are awful!
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