At the ongoing IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, Artega has returned to the world stage by unveiling its new sports car to replace the Artega GT. The new car is dubbed the Scalo and is completely electric.
Powering for the Artega Scalo are two Voltabox electric motors which typically produce a combined 402 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. However, a burst of additional power bringing the total figure to 516 hp is available for 2 seconds. All told, Artega promises that the Scalo will accelerate to 96 km/h in just 3.6 seconds as well as an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.
The aforementioned electric motors will be powered by a 37 kWh lithium-ion battery complete with a driving range of up to 402 km. With a typical socket, the battery takes about 10 hours to fully charge but with a 64 kW DC quick charger, the Scalo can be completely charged in less than an hour.
Visually, the Artega Scalo bares many resemblances to the original GT but does feature some unique design elements. At the front air two eye-catching canards as well as large air intakes cooling the front brakes. Air intakes are also found on the rear quarter panels while the rear includes an aggressive diffuser as well as a small spoiler. Inside, the car gets a completely digital gauge cluster as well as a simple and flowing centre console design.