Exagon Furtive eGT tops 149 MPH on the Nurburgring

Exagon Furtive eGT

In brief: French automaker Exagon Motors shows off the Furtive eGT electric car at the world-famous Nürburgring track.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Furtive eGT concept
Manufacturer: Exagon Motors

The word

Whizzing around the Nordschleife circle at 149 miles per hour, the Exagon Furtive eGT certainly looks and performs like most high-end sports cars. But it doesn't sound like them.

The eGT has body styling similar to Audi and BMW and the 2-door coupe has all of the power and handling of those well-respected sports car makers. What it doesn't have is the storied pedigree or the noise and combustion. The Furtive eGT is an all-electric vehicle made specifically as an EV from the ground up. Neither BMW nor Audi has that.

Sporting an electric motor from Siemens that puts out 125 kW of power at only 115 pounds in weight, the car's propulsion has more output:weight than any other EV on the planet. Think 167 hp is good enough for this? Think again. When the Furtive goes to production, the motor will be upped to a newer 148 kW of output instead (nearing 200 hp). Considering full torque is at 0.01 RPMs and then all the way through to peak.. that's a serious speed demon.

Now put two of those motors in the car. Ya. Here's a napkin. You're drooling.

The Furtive eGT does zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds and it has a 178 mph top speed on the track (155 mph on the street). It also has a three-speed transmission and shifts gears in a way no other type of vehicle design would be able to: it leaves one motor turning one set of wheels while it shifts the other motor's gearing. Thus no torque loss. Ever. How awesome is that?

All of this, of course, means nothing without batteries to supply all that energy. The Furtive eGT has a 360V Saft battery pack with 53 kWh of juice. This gives it a range of about 224 miles on an urban cycle and 178 miles on the highway.

And so ...

Exagon plans to offer the car with an optional range extending generator (gasoline engine) for those interested in longer ranges. No price tag has been mentioned as of yet.

Photo credits: Exagon Motors

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