Electric cars are slow and clunky, right? Well get ready to have that perception changed thanks to the Furtive eGT sports car (pictured) from Exagon Motors.
The vehicle was recently put through its paces at the Nurburgring and achieved a top speed of 149mph.
Introduced earlier this year at the Paris Motor Show, the Furtive eGT was seen as an opportunity to demonstrate the performance and efficiency of its motor technology. It includes a 52kg motor, which is one of the lightest and most compact units on the market.
At its heart are liquid cooled motors that are centrally mounted and linked with a without cut torque (WCT) three-speed gearbox. During each gear change, one of the motors will transmit power to the wheels and it avoids any break in torque to ensure it maintains its power in all circumstances. It also includes a 360V Saft battery pack with a capacity of 53kWh.
Overall, the vehicle can achieve a constant 516Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.5seconds, while achieving a top speed of 178mph.
Its projected range is 224miles on an urban cycle; 193miles on a combined cycle; and 178miles on a highway cycle. There is also an optional range extender that can increase overall range to 501miles with 25litres of fuel.
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