Most new cars from small startup manufacturers tend to be awful, ugly, and unsuccessful. I try not to waste any time on them as 9 times out of 10 they’re gone by breakfast time the next day. But on the odd occasion some manufacturers have beaten the odds and are able to hold themselves up with the establishment.
Look at Pagani and Koenigsegg. Two decades ago these cars didn’t exist and now they compete with the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche. More recently EV manufacturers such as Tesla and Fisker have broken through and are now household names. Exago Motors, catchy name, from France hopes to join the success of luxury EVs.
What made Pagani and Koenigsegg successful was they nailed the supercar recipe from the off. Dramatic looks, preposterous performance, and an eye-watering price tag. So what about the Exago Motors Furtive-eGT. Well as a start it’s got the looks. I think it’s a very good looking thing and a mash up of the best bits of a Nissan GT-R and Aston Vantage with a sprinkling of French je nais se quoi. Inside more of that French style and charm can be seen with lashings of leather and aluminum.
This four seater GT comes with two Siemens 148kW electric motors. These produce a total output of 400bhp and 516NM of torque driving the rear wheels via three-speed transmission. 0-100 km/h is done in 3.5 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 250 km/h. Those numbers are quick by anyone’s standards, let alone an EV. So it’s got the performance to match it’s looks.
The Furtive-eGT has got some nice performance tech too. It’s got tyres and axles by Michelin, a F1-inspired carbonfibre tub, and an aluminium cast rear frame. The result is the structure only weighs 124 kg. Which should help counter the heavy EV bits. Rather strange is Exagon go on about how it’s styled to look like art and it’s impressive performance figures but don’t say a word about it’s range. So it could very well be 10km or 210km. I’ll just make up a number for now… 23. There. It’s got a range of 23km.
It’s the same story with the price. I’ll make that up too. It’ll cost around $79.99. It’ll probably cost a lot more than that. Since Exago haven’t officially announced a number then it’s most likely a case of if you have to ask you can’t afford it. I’m quite keen to see where Exago goes and how the Furtive-eGT will perform in the real world. It’s a great looking thing and if this is the future of EVs then bring it on!