Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Exagon Furtive eGT

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

Despite the implicit H missing from the name, Exagon is not a car company from East London, but is in fact a French racing outift based in Magny-Cours. Which is a shame, as 'Furtive' is quite an East-endy sort of notion.
This shimmering red poppet, the Furtive eGT, first reared its head in concept form at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, although the version you're seeing here is a far more production-ready proposition for the 2013 show circuit. It's 100% electric, with power coming from twin water-cooled motors that hum and buzz together to generate 402bhp. And of course, being electric, all the torque is available from a standstill - all 380lb.ft of it - allowing it to wipe out 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds.
Quite a handsome beast too, isn't it? It's always going to be a losing battle trying to lure the supercar classes away from singing pistons and swirling hydrocarbons, but if anything's going to do the job it'll be stuff like this.

Spotted at Salon Privé 2013 - click here for more photos.

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