Monday, March 7, 2011

Artega SE Concept : Electric Boogie with 380 hp

Nearly a year after the delivery of the first copies of the GT model also Artega dancing the Electric Boogie. In the famous cover of the sports car introduced by the company from Delbrück a drive that works with electricity instead of gasoline. Not to the detriment of performance: the Artega SE accelerates faster than the GT. At the Geneva Motor Show on 3 to 13 March 2011 presents the new power-athletes.

As with the GT, the strong of a 300-hp 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine from the VW rack is fired, even the SE the rear wheels are driven. Left and right, the task is performed independently in each case a working electric motor. 280 kW (380 hp) of the E-drive. Enough to accelerate in 4.3 seconds from zero to 100 km / hr. The conventional brother GT takes 0.5 seconds longer. At least 250 km / h is the SE - the abbreviation stands for "Sport Electric" - run.

The two electric motors get their juice from lithium-ion polymer cells, which are grouped into modules. Twelve modules sit in the rear, four front. Together they weigh 310 kg. These are the 150 kilograms of the electric drive. The batteries are water-cooled and provide 37 kilowatt hours at a voltage of 350 volts. The range should be up to 300 miles, under "normal operation" after all, about 200 kilometers. Current can be refueled at a regular secure domestic electrical connection. According to the charging power to batteries are fully charged in 90 minutes.

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