Artega GT - 2011

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Artega GT - 2011

(from Artega Press Release) Overview of the Artega®GT

Unmistakable design

The renowned designer Henrik Fisker, who created the BMW Z8 and the Aston Martin Vantage, among other models, has created an unmistakable design with the length of a compact car (4.015 meters) and the width of a luxury limousine (1.88 meters). It is both powerful and appealing.

Impressive performance with low consumption figures thanks to
uncompromising lightweight construction

A combination of materials familiar from racing sports, namely an aluminum space frame, high-strength steel and alloys reinforced with carbon fiber, give the Artega®GT an unloaded weight of just 1285 kilograms in spite of the extensive standard equipment built into the vehicle. This makes the sports car one of the lightest in its class. The V6 engine has a cubic capacity of 3597 cubic centimeters and produces 300 horsepower (220 kW), resulting in a performance ratio of 4.28 kilograms per HP. The low weight-to-performance ratio and the state-of-the-art drive train ensure extreme agility and impressive driving performance. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. Its highest speed is 270 kilometers per hour.

The midship concept and direct steering optimize driving pleasure. Average consumption according to EURO 5 standards is just 9.2 liters per 100 kilometers.

High-quality steel alloys

Another component of the lightweight construction concept is the rear module comprising a tube frame of high-tensile steel. The bracket is made of a high-strength steel alloy tested in racing sports (25CrMo4). It is surface-treated for long-lasting protection against corrosion. Prior to final assembly, the space frame chassis and the bracket for the engine and transmission are welded together in the so-called “wedding chamber.”

Extremely lightweight forged wheels

In collaboration with the wheel rim specialists from APP Tech of Italy, one of the lightest forged wheels available with a 19-inch diameter was chosen for the GT. The goal was to combine the highest performance with sporty, elegant design while keeping weight to a minimum. APP Tech, a well-known supplier of exclusive forged wheels, produces the specially made, lightweight forged wheels offered as an option for the Artega®GT.

The forging technique enables thinner wheel walls than are possible with cast aluminum wheels, while retaining the same stability and enhanced safety reserves. This special combination is made possible because forged aluminum alloys are more stable than cast aluminum alloys. The forging technique has the added advantage of weight savings of up to 35 percent as compared with casting. Driving comfort also benefits from the reduction in unsprung mass, because the suspension, cushions and springs function better and last longer. Sporty, agile handling is one of the tangible effects. What’s more, lighter wheels not only save gas and shorten the braking distance, they also result in better cornering – all of which means improved passive safety.

Technical data of the optional wheels
Front dimensions: 8” x 19” with 235/35 tires
Rear dimensions: 10.5” x 19” with 305/30 tires
Front weight: 8.6 kg
Rear weight: 9.8 kg
Bolt circle: 5 x 112 mm
Offset: VA 43 mm, HA 45 mm

Technical data of the standard wheels
Front dimensions: 8” x 19” with 235/35 tires
Rear dimensions: 9.5” x 19” with 285/30 tires
Front weight: 9.1 kg
Rear weight: 9.7 kg
Bolt circle: 5 x 112 mm
Offset: VA 43 mm, HA 45 mm

Technical data for the Artega®GT

Engine V-6 injection engine in the rear
Displacement 3597 ccm
Power 220 kW (300 HP)
DIN unladen weight 1285 kg
Permissable gross weight 1495 kg
Power-to-weight ratio 4.28 kg/HP
Transmission 6-gear direct-shift transmission
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.8 s
Maximum speed 270 km/h
EU consumption figures (Euro 5) 9.2 l (Super Plus ROZ 98) / 100 km
CO2 emissions 220 g/km
Range 765 km
Frame Aluminum spaceframe, rear module, grid frame made of tubular steel
Chassis Carbon fiber-reinforced synthetics CFRP front hood
Dimensions (L x W x H) 4015 x 1882 x 1180 mm
Wheelbase 2460 mm
Luggage compartment volume 300 l
Price (standard equipment)
Artega®GT Coupé 70,504.20 EUR (net) 83.900 EUR (gross)

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