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(from Venturi Press
Release) Fétish : An object to which some people attribute the
power of bringing luck, happiness, to the person who possesses it.
VENTURI INVENTS THE MODERN
Launched in 2004, the
VENTURI FÉTISH was presented on the occasion of the brand's 20th
Anniversary, with the intention of casting a look, not to the past,
but to the future of VENTURI.
The journalists and personalities who were able to drive it
discovered for the first time, 6 years ago, that an electric car
could not only be very alluring but also offer the same performance
as a car with a heat engine.
In this respect, VENTURI thus truly invented the modern electric
Thanks to its many innovations which have defined the main technical
principles for electric vehicles to come, VENTURI thus changed
mentalities and served as inspiration for the entire automobile
industry, from small craftsmen to major manufacturers.
VENTURI has since become a group, actively pursuing its development
in several different sectors, from battery electronics to
electrification of vehicles for large-scale production.
Endurance, speed, extreme conditions, the VENTURI GLOBAL CHALLENGES
are real exploits at both human and technological level, fantastic
adventures which have adopted the world as their testing-ground in
order to demonstrate the superiority of VENTURI achievements, from
Shanghai to Paris, on the Bonneville salt flats in Utah and, soon,
in the Antarctic.
On the strength of its technological leadership based on 10 years of
specialisation in electric propulsion, VENTURI is now presenting two
highly sporty models in world premières : the new VENTURI FÉTISH and
VENTURI AMERICA, both benefitting from the most advanced
technologies currently available.
NEW VENTURI FÉTISH : AN
At the "Mondial de
l'Automobile 2010", VENTURI is presenting a completely new FÉTISH,
directly based on developments undertaken for VENTURI's World
Records program in BONNEVILLE, USA (2009-2012) with the VENTURI "JAMAIS
CONTENTE", the fastest electric vehicle in the world.
Rear spoiler, black headlight trims, "BONNEVILLE" colours and
finishes recalling the decoration of the Venturi "Jamais Contente",
the new FÉTISH does not, however, content itself with mere cosmetic
retouching : a new motor, powerful new electronics, a new
under-carriage, new batterie system, new design for the exterior, a
new interior... In fact, all of its components have been reviewed to
make this technological marvel a vehicle of true excellence.
With an output of over 300 HP for total weight of 1,225 kilos, 200
km/hr, and 0 to 100 in less than 4 secs, the FÉTISH has become a
"muscle car", armed and ready for battle : above all, it is more
than ever before the world's sportiest and most highly perfected
example of an electric car.
Finally, it sees itself as a rarity, built of very high-tech
materials : the FÉTISH is to be assembled by hand and made to order
in our workshops in Monaco.
VM300 : A NEW GENERATION OF
With over 300 hp (+220
kW) and torque of 380 Nm, the VM300 is the most advanced electric
motor ever designed for a car.
To get the very best out of such a motor, a new 54 kWh battery pack
has been developed (LIV-10 Lithium Ion Polymer batteries) whose
electronics (Battery Management System) have been entrusted to
VENTEC, the leader in the field.
FÉTISH offers a real range of up to 340 km. Thanks to its on-board
charger, it can recharge using a regular electrical socket or fast
charge terminals (see Specs).
A RACING CAR CHASSIS
architecture is that of a racing car with a motor ideally mounted in
a central position to the rear, backed by a carbon monocoque
The first chassis specifically designed to house a large volume of
batteries, the carbon monocoque developed by Venturi provides an
exceptional protection cell for its occupants ; it is completed by
two deformable cells positioned at the front and rear of the
vehicle. This concept guarantees the security of the battery in the
event of an accident and provides a level of safety never before
achieved in an electric vehicle.
A SPORTS CAR'S PERFORMANCE
Thanks to the 300 hp of
its motor combined with a maximised weight of 1,225 kilos, a brand
new undercarriage and very large tyres, the FÉTISH behaves like a
sports car with exemplary road-holding and traction.
Leaping from 0 to 100km/hr in less than 4 seconds, the FÉTISH is a
true acceleration car.
Furthermore, the FÉTISH offers a range of up to 340 km.
A "HANDMADE" VEHICLE
The Venturi FÉTISH is
made by hand and to order in our workshops in Monaco.
The production is limited, but not the program of customization, our
Designer Sacha Lakic being at the arrangement of every customer to
assist him in his most exclusive desires.
Special attention has been paid to the vehicle's manufacturing
quality, and particularly to the interior, with a dashboard
featuring high-tech equipment, but also noble materials such as
leather or carbon fiber.
THE DESIGN OF THE FÉTISH, BY SACHA
"The Venturi Fétish
corresponds perfectly to its name.
The key words that best its style are "sensuality and emotion",
though "passion and pleasure" also convey what one feels behind the
Its bodywork is sculpted with extraordinary finesse. Both sleek and
feminine, its shape evokes agility and power.
This amazingly graceful silhouette houses an exclusive monocoque
chassis made of carbon. As for a racing car, it is both rigid and
protective. This unique chassis is an integral part of both the
exterior and interior styles. It is visible when the doors are open
Ideally positioned in the centre, the last-generation lithium
batteries lower the centre of gravity as much as possible, ensuring
that the Fétish offers incredible driving pleasure.
The Fétish has given Venturi cars the look of a new era, a style
which is appropriate, elegant and timeless."
on-going technological evolution, the Venturi FÉTISH does not aim to
be a mass-produced vehicle.
Made by hand and to order in the Principality of Monaco, it is
reserved for an exclusive and avant-garde clientele : its production
is limited to 10 cars per year.
The sales price of the Venturi FÉTISH is 300,000 € + VAT ; its
completion time is currently 12 months.
With a 2-year guarantee, the FÉTISH benefits from assistance
enabling our technicians to perform a tele-diagnosis by means of a
simple WIFI or GPRS connection.