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(from Artega Press
Release) The Artega® GT. Germany’s alternative to the
sports car establishment.
The new car brand Artega®
is set to unveil a close-to-production prototype of its debut model.
Artega®’s aim is the development and production of small-series
sports cars that break the mould.
Artega® was the brainchild of engineers in the development
department at paragon, the globally
successful electronics supplier based in Delbrück, in the German
state of North Rhine Westphalia.
The company’s mission statement commits it to providing a convincing
and sustained demonstration
of both all-round automotive expertise and a passion for sporty
Artega® and the Artega®
GT represent a new beginning, with no brief to bring a historical
to life and no nostalgia agenda. The challenging, international
setting of the Geneva Motor Show
makes this a fitting venue for the first public unveiling of both
brand and car.
The new Artega® GT
combines the emotional appeal of a high-performance sports car with
defining attributes of a sports tourer. The development of the car
hinged on four priorities:
• A distinctive design
language. Renowned designer Henrik Fisker has created proportions
an unprecedented purity: broad, flat and compact. Given its
restricted dimensions, an interior
brimming with efficiency comes as something of a surprise. There is
room inside the car not just
for two adults, but also their luggage – and even a child seat can
be integrated as an option.
• Agility, driving
dynamics and safety. The key parameters in the development of the
were lightweight construction and rigidity. A generously sized
aluminium space frame teams up
with a body made from carbon fibre-reinforced composite materials to
ensure an impressive
power-to-weight ratio. High-quality components sourced from the
Volkswagen Group and a
rear-engined arrangement make for top-class performance.The V6
powerplant with a direct-shift
gearbox and a specially developed inverting stage was built into a
compact module made from
high-strength steel tubing. Active driving dynamics aids are an
integral element of the GT, while
exceptionally effective crash boxes protect the occupants in the
event of an accident.
• Touring suitability.
The development engineers attached great importance to creating an
oriented package. A wide variety of stowage areas and two luggage
the usual boundaries for a car with these dimensions. The key to
this extraordinary spaciousness
was the decision to mount the engine horizontally in the rear of the
• Controls. The
expertise of the electronics specialists at paragon opened the door
to a wide range
of innovative control and driver information systems.With its
groundbreaking new sensor switch
panels and the unique dual-indicator speedometer/rev counter
instrument, paragon’s all-new
interior ambience represents a significant standout feature of the
new Artega® GT.
By the end of 2007 a
state-of-the-art production facility will be constructed in Delbrück
Artega® GT and other potential models.The new location will bring
together component manufacturing,
final assembly and a brand and sales centre, allowing the brand to
meet the broadest possible
range of customer specifications.
The new Artega® GT is no
show car. It documents the nascent brand’s intention to lay down a
range of models which are designed for the long term and can secure
it a place alongside the major
manufacturers. The target group for these small-volume cars is a
select band of enthusiasts who
value ideas which step outside the norm and are therefore unlikely
to be satisfied by large-series
Artega® aims to enrich
the sports car world rather than providing extra competition.