Geneva 2013: All-Electric Exagon Furtive-eGT Gets Priced At $585,000


exagon-gtIn the past year we have seen major automakers start to shy away from mass-market, affordable electric vehicles in an effort to cater to a wealthier kind of customer. Exagon Motors is a much smaller outfit, with ambitions of building a powerful electric supercar, and they’ve actually gone and produced a production model that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

We’ve seen the Exagon eGT at work around the world famous Nurburgring, and even heard that the French company planned to begin sales in 2013. But as far as we know, this is the first time Exagon Motors actually trotted their all-electric supercar out for the press to pass judgement on. They’ve also fitted it with a price of €388,000, or about $585,000.

The production version of the Exagon Furtive-eGT tips the scales at a healthy 3,600 pounds and is powered by two Siemens electric motors producing a combined output of 395 horsepower and 376 ft-lbs of torque. While not nearly as much power as the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive, the Benz is also a lot heavier, which allows the Exagon to reach 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds (or so Exagon estimates). Like the Mercedes though, top speed is limited to 155 mph, though the 53 kWh battery pack offers a driving range of around 225 miles.

To be honest, it sounds like Exagon has out supercar-ed some of the larger automakers. But are people willing to risk that kind of capital on an unproven company?

Source | Images: Carscoops


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