Artega planning 4-cylinder GT, coming to the U.S. by 2010

The Artega GT is nothing short of impressive. Designed by ex-Aston Martin Henrik Fisker (the company’s chief advisor is an ex-BMW executive), the Artega GT considered a serious substitute for the Porsche Cayman. Power comes from a 3.6L FSI V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower, giving it the ability to do 0-62 mph in less than 5 seconds with a top speed of 167mph.

Nice – so what’s next for Artega? The company, which does not want to be seen as coachbuilder or a short-lived experiment, is planning a more economical 4-cylinder version of the GT followed by a convertible version due in 2010. It will then introduce other standalone models.

The Artega GT will enter production later this month, limited to 2 units a day, with European sales to begin by the end of this year. According to the company’s chief advisor Karlheinz Kalbfell, Artega is also planning U.S. sales.

“Mid-term, US sales are a must,” Kalbfell told CAR. “But since we need to prepare ourselves well for this important move, late 2010 looks like the earliest possible date.”

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Source: CAR