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  • Oct 8th 2012 at 10:46AM
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Artega has been bought by automotive supplier German firm Paragon AG. The fledgling sports car builder filed for bankruptcy in July, and while its staff and facilities have been saved, the Artega GT has not. Paragon makes a range of components from sensors to windshield wipers, but is expanding its EV and kinematics parts development and will use Artega's infrastructure to assist. The slinky, Fisker-designed, Volkswagen-engined, 300-horsepower coupe is not part of those plans.

The Artega website has already been turned into a splash page, with Paragon reassuring GT owners that it will continue to provide service and replacement parts.

Farewell, Artega.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Artega was a spinoff of Paragon, and the GT was originally an in-house component demonstration concept that Paragon used to show off their at-the-time new stuff. The first employees of Artega after it was spun off were from Paragon. So it's back to the mothership for them.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I honestly love Fisker designed Artegas. I think they are one of the most beautiful cars. Throw in a BMW M3 V8 there and you have yourself a supercar. Sad News.
        • 2 Years Ago
        The GT was uses a transverse 3.6L VR6 found in Passats and other VWs, so it would have been able to take the I5 turbo in the TT-RS without much work. That's a solidly stout motor as fast as some less powerful V8s.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I feel cheated. No video.
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