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2016 Artega Scalo

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Recent reports that Artega Automobile may return to the market came true at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, where the German brand unveiled its latest sports car. But unlike its predecessor, the GT, this new vehicle, which is dubbed Scalo, is an all-electric sports car.

Heavily based on the GT as far as styling goes, the Scalo was developed in cooperation with auto electronics manufacturer Paragon AG, the company which purchased the bankrupt automaker in 2012.

Founded in 2006, Artega showcased its first prototype at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show and commenced production of the GT in 2008. Powered by a Volkswagen- sourced V-6 rated at 296 horsepower, it was praised for its good handling and excellent performance. Also in 2008, Artega announced it was investing in a possible solar-powered concept vehicle to compete with the Tesla Roadster. Artega eventually showcased an electric version of the GT, called the SE (Sports Electric), but the EV never made it on the assembly line due to financial problems.

Three years have passed since Paragon AG put an end to the Artega GT, and the brand is back in business with promises that the Scalo will go on sale in 2016.

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2018 Artega Scalo Superelletra

2018 Artega Scalo Superelletra

Niche German automaker gets ready to electrify its segment

Redemption stories are one of the coolest things about the auto industry. It’s especially sweeter when it happens to a small manufacturer who, by virtue of its size and resource, already has its back against the wall. We’ve seen some examples of these niche companies defying the odds, and a case can certainly be made that Artega did just that when it presented the Scalo Superelletra at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show back in March.

For those who aren’t familiar with Artega, don’t feel too bad because there’s a good chance that you’re not alone. The German automaker’s history dates back to only 2006 so it hasn’t been around long enough to have any mainstream cache. It certainly didn’t help the company’s cause when it filed for bankruptcy in 2012. To its credit, it didn’t give up on its goal to be a purveyor of German sports cars. So, after years of being on the sidelines, Artega returned to the automotive spotlight in Geneva with the Scalo Superelletra, a 1,020-horsepower electric supercar that’s itching to get a crack at the segment’s establishment. It may not have the pedigree of its would-be rivals, but give credit to Artega for preparing the Scalo Superelletra to potentially be a force to be reckoned with in the all-electric supercar market. Here’s to hoping then that the car lives long enough to realize its full potential.

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2016 Artega Scalo

2016 Artega Scalo

Recent reports that Artega Automobile may return to the market came true at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, where the German brand unveiled its latest sports car. But unlike its predecessor, the GT, this new vehicle, which is dubbed Scalo, is an all-electric sports car.

Heavily based on the GT as far as styling goes, the Scalo was developed in cooperation with auto electronics manufacturer Paragon AG, the company which purchased the bankrupt automaker in 2012.

Founded in 2006, Artega showcased its first prototype at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show and commenced production of the GT in 2008. Powered by a Volkswagen- sourced V-6 rated at 296 horsepower, it was praised for its good handling and excellent performance. Also in 2008, Artega announced it was investing in a possible solar-powered concept vehicle to compete with the Tesla Roadster. Artega eventually showcased an electric version of the GT, called the SE (Sports Electric), but the EV never made it on the assembly line due to financial problems.

Three years have passed since Paragon AG put an end to the Artega GT, and the brand is back in business with promises that the Scalo will go on sale in 2016.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Artega Scalo.

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