Venturi Fétish

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Venturi Fétish
Venturi Fétish1.jpg
Manufacturer Venturi Automobiles
Production 2006–present
Assembly Monaco
Designer Sacha Lakic
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door convertible
Electric motor 2006–2011: 180 kW (241 hp; 245 PS)
2011–present: 220 kW (295 hp; 299 PS), central rear mounted
Transmission Differential gear reduction with limited-slip differential, direct hold
Battery 54kWh Lithium polymer
Range 211 mi (340 km)
Wheelbase 2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length 3,935 mm (154.9 in)
Width 1,885 mm (74.2 in)
Height 1,180 mm (46.5 in)
Curb weight 1,225 kg (2,701 lb)

The Venturi Fétish is a two-seater electric sports car. It has been produced by Venturi in Monaco since 2006, and the design of the car was done by the Parisian designers Sacha Lakic.[1] The Fétish was first introduced in concept form at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show, and was also shown at the 2002 Paris Motor Show (where it was fitted with a Renault petrol engine) and the 2003 North American International Auto Show.[1][2] When it went into production, it was the first electrically-powered production sports car in the world.[3]

Technical specifications[edit]

The original Fétish used a 180 kW (241 hp; 245 PS) electric motor in place of the internal combustion engine fitted to most sports cars.[1] This electric motor also had a claimed maximum torque output of 162 lb·ft (22 kg·m; 220 N·m), which was delivered instantly.[1] Venturi claimed that the Fétish could accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 4.5 seconds, and that it was restricted to a top speed of 106 mph (171 km/h).[1]

For 2011, the electric motor was replaced by a 220 kW (295 hp; 299 PS) motor, and the updated Fétish was claimed to be capable of 200 km/h (124 mph) and to be able to accelerate from 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in four seconds.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Dron, Peter (27 July 2005). "Venturi Fetish". evo. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Michelin displays French design at the 2003 North American International Auto Show". cardesignnews. 28 December 2002. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Hanlon, Mike (27 March 2005). "Venturi Fetish - World's first production electric sportscar". gizmag. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Paris 2010: 2011 Venturi Fétish is faster, sexier, more production". Autoblog. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 

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