Despite a price tag nearing $600,000, the Exagon Furtive e-GT has sold out for its first year of production, reports AutoCar. With just 150 units slated to be produced in the first year, it seems like this all-electric supercar has already found its niche.
It’s a lot of money to bet on an unproven brand, though the specs of the Exagon Furtive e-GT paint a pretty picture of performance. First shown at the Paris Auto Show in 2010, the 53 kWh lithium-ion battery promises a driving range of over 220 miles per charge, thanks in large part to (expensive) weight-lightening materials and features like carbon fiber and a unique three-speed transmission.
The dual Siemens electric motors send 420 horsepower and 380 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels, which Exagon claims let its electric supercar accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds, faster than even the Tesla Roadster. Top speed is 155 MPH, and most interesting of all is an optional gas-powered range extender, which can run the car while returning 41 MPG should the battery be drained.
Am I surprised that 150 people have bought into an expensive electric supercar with little proof it can do all of the things it says it can? Not really. The Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive is priced about the same as the Exagon, and even Jeremy Clarkson was forced to admit it was a great (though limited) electric vehicle.
There’s obviously a market for high-priced electric supercars, and one can’t help but wonder what well-established players in this luxury market might be considering for an electric supercar of their own.