Paris Motor Show - Exagon Motors Furtive eGT

France suprises with launch of new electric sportscar by Exagon Motors

Most major motor shows throw up the odd surprise new car manufacturer. Often, resurrections of past iconic brands, Geneva delivered with the re-emergence of the Hispano-Suiza badge. Paris on the other hand, revealed a totally new name in Exagon Motors. Based in Magny-Cours, France, this new manufacturer emerges from the embryonic electric motor racing circus. Appropriately, they launched an electric sportscar, the Exagon Furtive eGT, with ambitious range and performance claims. Unusually, they offer pure electric drive, or an additional range-extender combustion engine in their 2+2 seater. They claim considerable technical support from their suppliers Siemens (motors) and Saft (Li-ion cells) and advanced technology.

Paris Motor Show 2010 - Exagon Furtive eGT

When you’ve never heard of a brand and come across it in a show, your first instinct is to judge it on looks alone. On this score, we found the profile view we first glimpsed rather alluring and competent, if not exactly visually challenging. The car rotated on its turntable to reveal its rump. Again elegant, exciting but unassuming, immediately digestible. But when the nose, from front ¾ swivelled into view, we found the design lost it’s integrity. Character in a car is welcome and distinguishes one from another, but we don’t think they have pulled it off with the snout.

Go back only a couple of years and a startup like this would be offering you a mouthwatering performance from a highly tuned mid-mounted V6, with fuel consumption to match. Now if it isn’t hybrid or pure-electric you’ll be wondering what planet they lived on. How times have changed…

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From Exagon Motors
• The Furtive-eGT is a new French product created by Exagon MotorsTM.
• The Furtive-eGT is a GT sports car with electric propulsion.
• The Furtive-eGT is born of unparalleled experience gained in competing for the Andros Electric Trophy.
• The Furtive-eGT is a 2+2 which can easily fit 4 people and their luggage.
• The Furtive-eGT is powered by two latest-generation engines by Siemens Corporate Tech- nology each providing 125 kW, i.e. 340 hp at 5,000 to 10,000 rpm.
• The Furtive-eGT can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 s. Its maximum speed is 287 km/h on the race track (it is otherwise limited electronically to 250 km/h). It has a torque of 480 Nm at 0 to 5000 rpm.
• The Furtive-eGT is equipped with the latest generation of highly secure lithium-ion batteries by Saft.
• The Furtive-eGT has unparalleled autonomy in electric-only mode.
Autonomy at 50 km/h : Autonomy at 90 km/h : Autonomy at 130 km/h :
402 km 288 km 197 km
• The Furtive-eGT can run for 307 km in all-electric mode, extendable to 807 km with 25 l of petrol under an ECE15 standard cycle.
• The Furtive-eGT can run for 280 km in all-electric mode, extendable to 734 km with 25 l of petrol under a standard mixed cycle.
• The Furtive-eGT shall enter the market by late 2012, at a rate of around a hundred cars per year.

Paris Motor Show - Exagon Motors Furtive eGT wheel

technical features
CHASSIS DIMENSIONS : • Carbon/aluminium/steel honeycomb chassis • Wheelbase: 2,780 mm • Front gauge: 1,635 mm with 235/35/20 tyres
(tyres for the Motor Show) • Rear gauge: 1,635 mm with 275/35/20 tyres
(tyres for the Motor Show) • Width: 1,910 mm • Height: 1,330 mm • Length: 4,465 mm • Weight: 1,600kg (when empty) • Number of places: 4

BRAKING : • 4 disc brakes + regenerative braking on the rear wheels • Dimensions:
– FRONT: 398 mm – REAR: 360 mm

ENGINE : • Siemens • Power: 2 X 125 kW, i.e. 340 hp at 5,000 to 10,000 rpm • Torque: 480 Nm at 0 to 5,000 rpm • Weight/power ratio: 5.3 kg/hp

BATTERY : • SAFT lithium-ion • Capacity: 50 kWh • Voltage: 700 volts • Minimum life cycle: 3,000 charging cycles • Charging time: 3h30* from 20% to 80% of the battery

TRANSMISSION : Propulsion with a mechanical automatic locking differential

GEARBOX : • 3 gears* with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel
(*due to the wide operating range of electric engines) • No clutch • Reverse gear through inversion of the engine’s direction
of rotation (speed limited electronically)

STEERING : Turning cycle : 11.50 m

STANDARD EQUIPMENT: : • Air conditioning • Bi-Xenon headlights • Speed control
• ABS/ESP/anti-skid device • GPS

CHARGER : Charger fitted into the car* (*internal to the SIEMENS Inverters)

• 0-100 km/h : 3.5s
• 0-160 km/h : 8.8s
• 0-200 km/h : 14.6s
• 400 m stopping distance 11.9s
• 1,000 m stopping distance 21.9s
• Vmax 287 km/h limited electronically to 250km/h

AUTONOMY : • 307 km in all-electric mode, extendable to 807 km
with 25 l of petrol under the ECE15 standard cycle • 280 km in all-electric mode, extendable to 734 km with 25 l of petrol under the standard mixed cycle
At stabilised speed in all-electric mode
• At 50km/h : 402km
• At 90km/h : 288km
• At 130km/h : 197km

Range extender (option):
• It is a combustion engine serving as an autonomy extender which recharges the batteries.
• Runs at a constant rate (optimising fuel use and minimising pollutant emissions)
The figures indicated are for information purposes only. They have no contractual value.

Paris Motor Show - Exagon Motors Furtive eGT

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