At the Geneva Motor Show just a few months ago, we noted the fact that Artega, the small German car company selling a single Henrik Fisker-designed coupe, was still a going concern. It even brought an Artega GT with a panoramic roof to the show. According to a short notice posted on its website, however the company remains a going concern, but it's now an insolvent one: Artega has filed for bankruptcy.

Sale of the company to an Asian investor fell through, which necessitated the move. Two years ago, the company was sold to a Mexican beer baroness, and the notice on the site about her purchase declares that it "bought with it sufficient funding to secure the increased serial production and the sale launch of the model," that it would enable an electric version to come out, and that Tresalia Capital – her investment company – wasn't in this for short-term success. What a difference two years makes.

The company remains open and is looking for new investors.


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      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      Truly a shame that such a unique and fun little car has to go out this way. Here in Japan, it has a cult following. On another note, that article was so poorly written that it made me strain to understand the last sentence of the first paragraph.
      Britt Benston
      • 2 Years Ago
      Another great design in Henrik Fisker's portfolio. Why doesn't a company like Seat or Skoda or VW for that matter add it to their line -- use parts they have in the bin, spend a relatively small amount on development and economizing and round out their offerings without anyone scoffing at a "rebadged Artega".
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is pretty sad...great looking car which i guess was a bit too expensive for having about no image at all
      eldiablofuego0
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would be awesome to drop mustang 5.0 motor in there/ or tried and true small block, always sad when see small automaker goes under, I wonder what the main issue was, obviously i'm sure not selling enough vehicles but what led to demise
      Anthracity
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a damn shame. I love the Artega GT, and I have huge respect for any small auto maker standing up to the big names of the industry.
      Shahul X
      • 2 Years Ago
      They make spagetti sauce right?
      Ted
      • 2 Years Ago
      Better them than Ortega
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      And nothing of value was lost.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's what happens when your car delivers Cayman S performance for GT3 money........
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      James
      • 2 Years Ago
      I actually have a photo of the Artega on my desk at work. I love the uniqueness of this car. It may not be the fastest in the price range, or the most refined of interiors, but with only 500 units a year you could have a piece of art to drive around. Sad to hear of their financial woes.
        James
        • 2 Years Ago
        @James
        Let's just hope Rossion is doing fine. If I can't have an Artega, Rossion is next on my list.
      stratosrally
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd rather have an Artega than this similarly styled Puritalia roadster that was posted a few pages ago: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/07/02/puritalia-releases-full-renderings-of-cobra-inspired-427-roadste/ It's a shame that nifty sportscars like this are continually disappearing into the pages of history...
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