Potent Parisian: French Firm Creates Extended-Range EV Supercar
Exagon Motors recently branched off from French racing team Exagon Engineering to begin work on a road-going electric vehicle. The new division didn't stray far from its racing roots, however, when creating the built-for-speed Furtive e-GT.
Powered by a pair of 168-horsepower electric motors, the range-extended e-GT rockets from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds, and its top speed is a governed 155 mph. By comparison, the electric-only Tesla Roadster can perform a 0-to-60 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds, and has a top speed of 125 mph.
Range is often a concern with electric vehicles, but a battery pack combined with an on-board gasoline generator allows the e-GT can travel farther than some other EVs. On battery power alone, the car reportedly has a 250-mile range, but an on-board gasoline generator provides enough electricity for an additional 250 miles.
The low-slung body and pointed nose of the Furtive e-GT gives the coupe a sporty look without being too over-the-top. Its front end and blade-style wheels bears similarity to what could have been an aggressive, two-door Tesla Model S. With a 2+2 seating configuration, the coupe will offer two more seats than its Tesla Roadster rival.