Klaus Dieter Frers will resign his position as CEO of his brand Artega, which has now been completely sold to Mexican private investor Tresalia Capital, who has held a minority stake in Artega since October 2008. Tresalia Capital, which now owns 100 percent of Artega, is also one of the major shareholders in the Mexican Modelo brewery – brand name “Corona.”
Tresalia Capital has asked former BMW engineer Wolfgang Ziebartto to take up the day-to-day responsibilities in running Artega.
“A remarkable entrepreneurial achievement has led to an exciting vehicle, up to date in its concept, and timeless in design”, Wolfgang Ziebart said. “After a first drive in the Artega GT I have spontaneously agreed to further accompany this car and I will do everything to make it a success.”
Production of the Artega GT coupe will continue as planned at a new plant in Germany later this year.
Ford those of you that forgot, the Artega GT is a coupe designed by Henrik Fisker, the man responsible for the BMW Z28, Aston Martin Vantage and most recently, the Fisker Karma. It will powered by a 300-hp 3.6L FSI V6 from Volkswagen allowing it to go from 0-62 mph in less than 5 seconds with a top speed of 167 mph.
– By: Kap Shah