- Jul 18, 2011
VIDEO: Nicolas Prost drives the Exagon Furtive e-GT at Magny-Cours
Exagon Motors Furtive e-GT – Click above to watch video after the jump
While many announced electric sports cars get compared to the Tesla Roadster, very few even come close to its performance in terms of range and acceleration. The Furtive e-GT is one of those cars. Put together by race constructor Exagon Engineering, this bit of French sexiness claims acceleration that's slightly quicker to 60 miles an hour than the 3.7-second Tesla benchmark, while boasting a 50-kWh battery that falls just short of the Roadster's 53 kWh pack. A top speed of 155 mph meanwhile, should give the Furtive e-GT the ability to easily place the American machine in its rear-view mirror (both the Roadster and the Roadster Sport are electronically limited to 125 mph).
But enough of numbers. Seat-of-the-pants impressions are just as important, and Exagon recently gave French auto journalists the opportunity to put their derrières into the passenger-side bucket for trips around the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours. With Nicolas Prost as their chauffeur, they got to experience the driving dynamics of a development prototype while listening to the sweet sound of the twin rear-mounted Siemens motors in full song.
While we can't translate their all their responses, we can say the general impressions of the 2+2 were quite positive. Hit the jump for a collection of video from the day with lots of on-track footage as well shots of the interior and drivetrain, and join us in a silent mouthing of "oh là là!"
[Source: CarScoop via Tesla Motors Club]