The Fetish, built by French automaker Venturi, looks to be a true exotic by everyday standards, but this car goes one step further by replacing the internal combustion engine with an electric motor.
Our unique and innovative approach represents a complete change in cultural direction, the evolution from the traditional sports car to a noiseless electric sports car, as well as a radical change in technological references, placing the battery, not the engine, at the epicentre of the automobile technological advancement and its performance.
Price is to be around $500,000. Yeow! I dunno if I’d describe it as a “complete change in cultural direction.” It is pretty spiffy, but is it right to spend that much money on a car that goes fast but only says “hmmmm”? There’s nothing that says speed and power like a V8 or V12 at high RPMs!
In its press kit, Venturi is also claiming that this is “the first production electric sports car in automobile history.” But I remember another car that was discussed right here — the tzero — that has been on the market since 2002. Maybe the French don’t recognize the legitimacy of vehicles built “over here.”