"Just brilliant." That was the verdict rendered by Nürburgring maestro Sabine Schmitz on the Exagon Motors Furtive-eGT, the electric sports car introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. We don't know how she ended up in the car, but she had nothing bad to say about it, praising its low center of gravity, acceleration, grip, brakes and a ride that was like "floating on a cloud." She appears to be echoing the comments of French journalists who were given hot laps of Magny-Cours in the Furtive-eGT by Niocholas Prost.

We'll be seeing the production version of the electric coupe at next month's Paris Motor Show. The first version got from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds, had an electric range of 150 miles at 68 miles per hour and offered a range-extending engine as an option. Yet with the customer variant predicted to be even more powerful and get a larger battery, its electric numbers should be even better. You can watch Sabine gather her impressions in the video below.


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      ACURA23CL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sabine Schmitz >>> Danica Patrick
        4gasem
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ACURA23CL
        My guess is she's a better person too. I think Danica is a spoiled princess that's gotten just about anything she's ever wanted. Personally I have NO time for her. If she did anything remotely kind, I would assume it was a publicity stunt. Sabine is awesome.
          Peter_G
          • 2 Years Ago
          @4gasem
          Sabine did at least one episode of Top Gear (UK). Thumbs up from me. I can't really see Danica doing Top Gear, US or UK just for the fun of it like Sabine unless that fun include a dollar amount.
        dukeisduke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ACURA23CL
        Pardon the pun, but I'll bet Sabine could run rings around Danica.
      Alex
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd lap her 'ring.
      crazythoughts
      • 2 Years Ago
      At 42 seconds, she says, "the gearbox... gear change" does this EV have a transmission?
        Termin8
        • 2 Years Ago
        @crazythoughts
        Was thinking the same thing.
        Nick Allain
        • 2 Years Ago
        @crazythoughts
        I think she says "no gear change".
        Narom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @crazythoughts
        How odd, but it does seem like she says that. I'd have liked to have seen a full hot lap with the timings.
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd travel all the way to the Ring from America just to meet Sabine! She's clearly a great lady. You can only spend so much time in the spotlight faking being a good person before it cracks and everyone knows you're a poo bag, but Sabine has always been a charming and delightful person to watch! I have mad respect for Sabine!
      ThucBiDza
      • 2 Years Ago
      lipstic?
      mojonaut
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a Renault Laguna coupé from the profile. Which is a disappointingly low seller, from what I gather. And whoever said Sabine Schmitz did "at least one episode of Top Gear UK" - she did three (Jag S-type diesel 'round the 'Ring, Ford Transit 'round the 'Ribg (and not breaking the barrier she set herself) and the presenter competition, where Germany's equivalent of Top Gear's presenters had a contest against the UK guys, giving Clarkson added reason to be the pompous, triumphalist windbag that he is.
        mmm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mojonaut
        she was also in a clarkson solo video racing an audi r8 against a porsche gt3
        Gerry Hong
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mojonaut
        It's clearly a MK2 Audi TT, as exposed by not only the roofline but also the interior.
          mojonaut
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Gerry Hong
          i still say Laguna: http://m1.ie.f6m.fr//central/media/---nouvelle-iv/laguna-coupe/presentation-generale/USP-1/att00139989/pp_LC3_287x196_usp1_hot4.jpg And, really, they wish the interior was just half as classy as the TT's.
      joejoe509
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. I do not remember this car from Paris. Probably because it's so derivative or maybe I just thought it was another electric sports car that will never see the light of day. Anyhoo. Nice looking car - until you climb inside. Yikes the interior is sparse.
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