• Nov 6, 2010
Lightning Car Company GT - Click above for high-res image gallery

In February 2009, UK-based Lightning Car Company announced that it was intent on building and selling its electric GT sometime in 2010. Well, the year is almost over and Lightning, as one might expect of any fledgling automaker, is running behind schedule. The company claims that its battery-powered GT will enter a "late prototype" phase soon and hopes to have the vehicle production-ready by spring of 2012.

Since unveiling the GT in 2007, significant changes have been made. The proposed in-wheel motors have been ditched in favor of a rear-drive setup sourced from an unnamed German manufacturer. Performance numbers have been modified to account for changes made to the drivetrain and electric motors. The GT is tipped to run from 0-60 miles per hour in five seconds and range is expected to exceed 100 miles. With a projected price now soaring to £180,000 ($290,628 U.S. at the current exchange rate) we'd have to admit that selling even 250 electric GTs annually (Lightning's own projected production volume) seems more than a bit optimistic.



[Source: Autocar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Make it a I6, v8-v12, wankel, turbine, Diesel, two stroke, but NOT an Electric Please!!!!!! What a waste.
        FENNIX
        • 4 Years Ago
        DIESEL a bio-fueled diesel would be greatt!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm fairly sure that a two stroke would not pass EU or US emissions.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the sound it makes would stop most from buying.. "HUM,HUM,HUM I'M EXCITED
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why did I think this was an Aston Martin when I saw that 1st shot there? The body seems very similar. At least, to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks more like a Ferrari 599 from the front.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a great looking car, looks like a modern remake of a vintage jaguar. Wish it had multiple powertrain options (a V12 would be great).
      • 4 Years Ago
      She's a beauty!
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a cliche-looking car . . . nice, but a little of this, a little of that . . . but very much a clone-ish version of an Aston Martin with a little bit of practically everyother 'exotic' on the market.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm disappointed they moved away from the in-wheel motors.
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