• Sep 30, 2010
Exagon Furtive e-GT – Click above for high-res image gallery

Exagon Motors hasn't often appeared in these pages – the company built some electric ice racers last year – and so yesterday's announcement of the Furtive e-GT extended-range/all-electric sports car caught us by surprise. We recovered from our shock long enough to check it out in person at the Paris Motor Show today, and the metal does the sleek shape more favors than a camera lens. Still, with a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds (take that, Tesla Roadster) and some range guarantees (!), we'll take one no matter how it looks.

Specifically, Exagon guarantees that the Furtive-eGT will be able to go – when "calculated according to European standards and energy use cycles" – the following distances before the range extender kicks in:

At a constant speed of 50 km/h : 402 km (31 miles per hour : 250 miles)
At a constant speed of 90 km/h : 288 km (56 mph : 179 miles)
At a constant speed of 110 km/h : 241 km (68 mph : 150 miles)
At a constant speed of 130 km/h : 197 km (81 mph : 122 miles)

Another interesting thing about the Furtive-eGT is that the range extender is an option, which is certainly a welcome change from the one-type-fits-all powertrains we see in the Tesla, Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. Check out more views of the Furtive-eGT in the gallery below and be sure to click past the jump to watch the video.

Live photos copyright ©2010 Chris Paukert / AOL

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      • 4 Years Ago
      You mean, looks better from the back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For a second I thought I was looking at a Genesis Coupe.
        • 4 Years Ago
        As did I. From the thumbnail, I thought Hyundai revealed a facelift model or something..
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like that the wheels are handed. Presumably the windmillyness serves some aerodynamic purpose.
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is MEAN looking!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it. Though face on, it looks like an angry guppy. Which makes me want to pet it. Cute Guppy....
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the new Cougar! oh... wait... nevermind
        • 4 Years Ago
        That was my first though. "Gross, it looks like a Cougar."
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow! that's great! Considering the Volt can only go 40 miles without the range extender kicking in, this is pretty amazing. Not to mention it's a beautiful car. How much and will it be available in the US?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This thing looks mean. Especially likeing the rear of the car. Looks like something Toyota might produce under the Scion brand if they stopped making cheap cars targeted at youner buyers and decided to make an electric sports car, no?
      • 4 Years Ago
      If Genesis coupe looked the same from the back as the top picture..............it would easily outsell Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's a very useful way of presenting the range.
      Until lots more vehicles are available that run on just electricity (at least until a range extender kicks in), and lots more people become familiar with how driving style affects electric range, we need this kind of info.

      I assume, however, that this is without using headlights, radio, or climate control. I still don't know how much those kinds of devices affect electric range on cars like the Volt and Leaf. And how would you even provide a standardized measurement of the range in full blown rush hour stop and go traffic?

      So much still to learn...
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