At the same time, engineers have also managed to shave off 30kg from the original prototype, bringing the car’s new kerb weight to a relatively low 950kg. Most of the savings have come from increased use of carbon-fiber and a redesign of the car’s lithium-ion battery system, which is likely to be sourced from French company Saft.
With the improved specs, the Fetish should sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.5 seconds and allow a top speed of 160km/h.
Final pricing will be revealed closer to the car’s launch next year but according to early estimates the Fetish will cost about €297,000 ($465,000). If this seems too much Venturi is also developing a second generation of its Eclectic three-seater. The new model is expected to cost less than €25,000 ($40,000) and will be unveiled at October’s Paris Motor Show.