Artega GT Nearing Production, Hundreds Cheer

It's been nearly a year since a promising little coupe rolled into the Geneva show floodlights. Back then, the Henrik Fisker-designed Artega GT was just a rolling chassis with Porsche cues atop, accompanied by promises of 300-horsepower VW engines, light weight and a fair asking price. We saw it again in Frankfurt, where its builders said it was on track for a 2008 release. Of course, by production we mean only 500 will be built per year at around a $100,000 a pop (€75,000). For that you get an aluminum space-frame chassis and carbon-fiber reinforced body, which, plus its 3.6-liter V6 (with six-speed DSG automanual), adds up to only 2,425 pounds. Colin Chapman, call the front desk.