The boutique German automaker Artega Automobil GmbH & Co. has been revived after succumbing back in 2012 and decided to go all out on the Geneva Motor Show with its new electric supercar.
The first time we saw the Scalo was during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and now we’re finally treated to a production model dubbed “Superelletra,” which is an Italian wordplay on Superleggera (Italian for “super light”) and “elettrica” (Italian for “electric”). The shape is retro-inspired but the technical bits are not – even though there’s also a McLaren F1 reenactment with gullwing doors and a three-seat interior layout. Equipped with four electric motors – two front and two back – the rtega Scalo Superelletra has no less than 1,020 horsepower (750 kilowatts) – with rumors putting the torque figure at a rocket-like 1,620 Newton-meters (1,194 pound-feet).
The small series producer promises a 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) run in 2.7 seconds and claims the electronic speed limiter kicks in at 186 mph (300 kph). The model fortunately comes with a big lithium-ion battery pack of the 120-kWh variety, so future owners will be able to go up to 310 miles (500 kilometers) in the arguably extremely optimistic New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The showcar is only a prototype, with Artega promising a production run of 50 units in 2019.