2005 Venturi Fetish review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 14 March 2006 , 18:03:50 byEmil

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Venturi Fetish

Venturi will have its US debut soon and it will present the most incredible sports car ever seen on the road, the Fetish. The model is the first electronically powered production car in history and it offers a lot of drive fun. It has been conceived as an electric vehicle with absolutely no compromises, utilizing the latest in state of the art technologies. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery that produces 58 kW and offers a range of more than 200 miles. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 1100 mph. The model will be sold as a work of contemporary art with production limited to 25 pieces worldwide. The price of the Fetish is $ 660.000 and will be sold in Monte-Carlo, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Venturi will make its U.S. debut by presenting the most astonishing sports car ever to take to the road. The Fetish is in fact the first electrically powered production car in history to be so sexy, so exceptional, and so much fun to drive. The Venturi Fetish is also the 1st electric road car to be a genuine dream car.

A SPORTS CAR FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

Venturi has entrusted the French engineer Gerard Ducarouge (of Lotus Formula 1, Matra Formula 1 and Le Mans fame) with the conception of this car of a new era. The Fetish has been conceived as an electric vehicle with absolutely no compromises, utilizing the latest in state of the art technologies.
The general architecture of the car is similar to that of a racing car. The motor, ideally mounted in a central rear position, is enclosed in a carbon fiber monocoque chassis. As a result, the car weighs only 2,424 pounds with batteries, and 1,653 without.

Thanks to its electronically managed Lithium-Ion batteries (58 KWh), positioned in a T shape within the chassis, the Fetish has a range of more than 200 miles and a very quick recharge of 1 mile per minute (under 80 Amp.).

Light and perfectly well balanced, the Fetish offers tremendous performance: it has remarkable acceleration - 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds - and a top speed of more than 100 mph, well above posted speed limits. The powerful 14,000 rpm, 180 KW motor produces very linear torque that, unlike an internal combustion engine, is instantaneously available, even from a complete standstill. The motor braking can be regulated from the dashboard, and enables the batteries to recharge with every deceleration.

AN ADVANCED MOBILITY EXPERIENCE

The Venturi Fetish can be considered the most contemporary car available today, since it takes into consideration today's ecological matters and simultaneously presents an extremely positive vision of tomorrow's automobile, made for driving pleasure.
This very innovative approach constitutes a major cultural change - the entry of a noiseless electric car into the very elite circle of the true sports car.
Thus, the Fetish offers to its driver and passenger a new experience of mobility 20 years ahead of its time.

A CAR THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK

Gildo, CEO of Venturi, has envisioned the Venturi Fetish for "25 exceptional people who are able to change worldwide mentalities on electric propulsion".

This highly technological car - the most expensive as well as the rarest car of the show - will be sold as a work of contemporary art, with production limited to 25 pieces worldwide.

Drawn by the French designer Sacha Lakic and assembled in California, Fetish will be sold for $660,000 in 3 cities in the world: Los Angeles, Tokyo and Monte-Carlo.