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Artega Scalo electric sports car combines electric muscle with active aerodynamics

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The Artega Scalo on début at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
The Artega Scalo on début at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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The Artega Scalo cockpit
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The Artega Scalo cockpit
The Artega Scalo seatbelt sports built-in microphones
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The Artega Scalo seatbelt sports built-in microphones
The Artega Scalo's distinctive LED headlamps
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The Artega Scalo's distinctive LED headlamps
Artega Scalo interior
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Artega Scalo interior
The Artega Scalo cockpit
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The Artega Scalo cockpit
The split curved OLED display has Apple Carplay on top and in-vehicle information and controls on the bottom
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The split curved OLED display has Apple Carplay on top and in-vehicle information and controls on the bottom
The Artega Scalo on début at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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The Artega Scalo on début at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
The Artega Scalo with air flaps deployed
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The Artega Scalo with air flaps deployed
The Artega Scalo is said to charge in under an hour with a special charger unit
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The Artega Scalo is said to charge in under an hour with a special charger unit
The Artega Scalo uses two rear-mounted electric motors
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The Artega Scalo uses two rear-mounted electric motors
The Artega Scalo with motor access open
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The Artega Scalo with motor access open
The Artega Scalo has an adjustable spoiler
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The Artega Scalo has an adjustable spoiler
The Artega Scalo with spoiler retracted
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The Artega Scalo with spoiler retracted
Artega has added synthetic motor sounds to the EV for a suitable roar
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Artega has added synthetic motor sounds to the EV for a suitable roar
The Artega Scalo features an interactive steering wheel
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The Artega Scalo features an interactive steering wheel

Boutique German sports car maker Artega has partnered with auto electronics manufacturer Paragon for its latest creation – the all-electric, rear-wheel drive Scalo. Unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the two-seater Artega Scalo harbors some interesting tech both inside and out, including an adjustable rear spoiler and a curved OLED display in the center console.

The basic styling and body design for the Scalo is very similar to the 2011 Artega SE, through reflecting the larger powerplant and a greater emphasis on aerodynamics. The Copper-colored carbon composite body has a sleeker, yet more aggressive profile, and sports an automatic, electrically adjustable rear spoiler with gurney, and extendable flaps.

Inside, there are two Voltabox synchronous, water-cooled, high-performance electric motors that crank 300 kW (402 bhp) and 575 ft-lb (779 Nm) of torque thanks to a 37 kWh li-ion battery pack backed up by nickel-manganese-cobalt supercapacitor banks. According to Artega, this allows the Scalo to do 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.6 seconds with an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h).

The Artega Scalo has an adjustable spoiler
The Artega Scalo has an adjustable spoiler

In normal driving, the supercar can attain a range of 250 mi (402 km) and with its 64 kW DC quick charger it recharges in under an hour.

For those who like the idea of electric performance but miss the aural assault normally associated with sports cars, Artega has added synthetic motor sounds for a suitable roar.

Inside the Artega Scola there's a wireless device connection and charging system, a multifunction steering wheel with gesture control, plus a split curved OLED display with Apple Carplay on top and in-vehicle information and controls on the bottom. The curved display is a prototype at this point, but the company believes it will be market ready by launch time. In addition, microphones in the driver's seat belt are designed to facilitate better hands-free calling and voice control, and for entertainment, there's an 800 W, 13-speaker sound system by Paragon.

Artega Scalo interior
Artega Scalo interior

The Artega Scola goes in sale in Europe next year in a limited run of 12 units priced at €170,000 (US$192,000).

Source: ArtegaBoutique German sports car maker Artega has partnered with auto electronics manufacturer Paragon for its latest creation – the all-electric, rear-wheel drive Scalo. Unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the two-seater Artega Scalo harbors some interesting tech both inside and out, including an adjustable rear spoiler and a curved OLED display in the center console.

The basic styling and body design for the Scalo is very similar to the 2011 Artega SE, through reflecting the larger powerplant and a greater emphasis on aerodynamics. The Copper-colored carbon composite body has a sleeker, yet more aggressive profile, and sports an automatic, electrically adjustable rear spoiler with gurney, and extendable flaps.

Inside, there are two Voltabox synchronous, water-cooled, high-performance electric motors that crank 300 kW (402 bhp) and 575 ft-lb (779 Nm) of torque thanks to a 37 kWh li-ion battery pack backed up by nickel-manganese-cobalt supercapacitor banks. According to Artega, this allows the Scalo to do 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.6 seconds with an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h).

The Artega Scalo has an adjustable spoiler
The Artega Scalo has an adjustable spoiler

In normal driving, the supercar can attain a range of 250 mi (402 km) and with its 64 kW DC quick charger it recharges in under an hour.

For those who like the idea of electric performance but miss the aural assault normally associated with sports cars, Artega has added synthetic motor sounds for a suitable roar.

Inside the Artega Scola there's a wireless device connection and charging system, a multifunction steering wheel with gesture control, plus a split curved OLED display with Apple Carplay on top and in-vehicle information and controls on the bottom. The curved display is a prototype at this point, but the company believes it will be market ready by launch time. In addition, microphones in the driver's seat belt are designed to facilitate better hands-free calling and voice control, and for entertainment, there's an 800 W, 13-speaker sound system by Paragon.

Artega Scalo interior
Artega Scalo interior

The Artega Scola goes in sale in Europe next year in a limited run of 12 units priced at €170,000 (US$192,000).

Source: Artega

2 comments
swaan
So in 2015 you present a sports car that is smaller than a Model S, arguably much lighter than a Model S and yet more sluggish than a Model S? Also more expensive and has 2/5 of the battery a Model S has? It might go around paved corners quicker - and thats about it? Has Tesla really set the bar THAT high? I mean it almost competes with the 2010 Tesla Roadster 2.5! Am I missing something?
JaredWithTheBike
The "active aerodynamics" on the front look surprisingly like KITT's Pursuit Mode from Season 4 hehe