German sports car maker Artega has released details of its all-electric supercar, the Scalo Superelletra. If you’re a regular follower of European supercars, you’ll have noticed its similarity to the ‘Superleggera’ (Italian for super lightweight) name. It is in fact an amalgamation ‘superleggera’ and ‘elettrica’, which is Italian for electric.

The Superelletra sports a more minimalist front bumper than that on the Scalo sports car of 2015, redesigned headlamps and door handles, and has also dispensed with air intakes on its rear flanks. Wing mirrors are replaced with slender stalks housing a rear-view camera each.

A pair of motors on each axle endow the Scalo Superelletra with a claimed electric output equivalent to 1,020 hp, and despite lack of official confirmation, the quad-motor EV’s torque stands at 1,620 Nm, the latter according to Auto Express.

That’s the ‘super’ part taken care of, then, although no indication of the electric Artega’s weight has been given. No matter, because the car goes to a claimed top speed of 300 km/h, while getting the car from standstill to 100 km/h is done in just 2.7 seconds. Its chassis is constructed from carbon-fibre reinforced polymer, while the front and rear sub-frames are made of steel.

The Superelletra’s lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 120 kWh, promising a range of 500 km on the NEDC cycle when fully charged. Meanwhile a one-minute charge is claimed to yield a 100 km range, and just 17 minutes is required to reach 80% capacity.

Styled by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, the folk who brought forth the re-imagined Alfa Romeo Disco Volante of 2013, the all-electric Artega seats three, with its driver seated in the centre. Production is scheduled to commence in 2019, with a cap of 50 units so far.

Artega itself has had a colourful history. Founded in 2006, it produced the Artega GT, which debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. The company was then purchased by a Mexican firm in 2010. Two years later, Artega ceased production of the GT, the same year it filed for bankruptcy. In 2015, it returned back to the scene, heading to the Frankfurt Motor Show with the fully electric Scalo sports car and Karo electric ATV.