The Lightning GT all-electric supercar has been inching its way towards production for years now. The last time we talked about itwas November 2010, but it's back thanks to Translogic.

The video series from our colleagues at AOL Autos took a trip to Europe and managed to score the very first drive of the Lightning GT before anyone else. Not even Top Gear has sat in this thing and it's being developed in their backyard.

The specs for the car as they stand today are 400 horsepower from its electric motor powering the rear wheels for a 0-60 time of around 4.5 seconds and a maximum range of 150 miles. The folks behind the Lightning GT even claim that their lithium-titanate batteries (sourced from the U.S.) can be recharged in just 10 minutes when paired with a big daddy ultra powerful off-board charger.

Bold claims for sure, and we'd likely describe the Lightning GT as vaporware if Translogic didn't just drive it. Drive it they did, though, so follow the jump to watch Translogic host Bradley Hasemeyer be the first to put foot to floor in the Lightning GT.


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      Krishan Mistry
      • 2 Years Ago
      Minus the stickers, this is actually a gorgeous looking car, a retro-look seeming to combine the profile of a Dodge Viper, with some Callaway C16 details, and maybe something Italian near the back end. Now, such a retro design and a huge hood are better suited with a big V8 up there, but this is quite interesting. I'll reserve judgement on the claims of the Lithium Titanate batteries, but what a looker it is!
      Elmo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want one. I've never felt like this with an EV. Its looks are enough to not make me care that this thing has no internal combustion sound coming from the back.
        Anon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Elmo
        Yeah it is lookin goood. Deserves to be a petrol car.
          Jason Allen
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Anon
          Yeah, not enough ice supercars, switch from battery-electric to ancient petrol, that'll show off engineering skills. How stupid are you to not see this for what it is?!?!? It is part of the game changing switch from disappearing gas to easily produced electricity to make cars MORE fun! This car is awesome and your comment is stupid (more so if it was an attempt at sarcasm, cuz that ain't it!) Good speaking to you again. :)
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      10 to 20 minutes, be a game changer when the company starts selling them.
      subierider
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beautiful design... How about gasoline version? sniff....
      • 2 Years Ago
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      DMM
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's with the exhaust note (and shifting sounds) when it pulls onto the track at 1:41????
        LOLO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DMM
        whats with whats with questions?
        thrutheeyesofbry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DMM
        How is there an exhaust note from a car that produces no exhaust? :D
        bvz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DMM
        Yeah, I noticed that too. I think the Translogic guys must be adding that sound. Or is there a soundtrack that comes with the car that plays through the speakers?
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DMM
        It was probably a different car. This is a full electric car.
        KAG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DMM
        DMM, I had to go back and listen, sounded like a V6 taking off there?
      jon4than
      • 2 Years Ago
      hm, reminds me of the early 2000s Aston Martins like the DB7 and the Maserati Coupe (i think?) nais, verrah nais!
      bwagsyr
      • 2 Years Ago
      BMW Z8?
      LUSTSTANG S-197
      • 2 Years Ago
      Quite impressive. At first glance, it looked like a Ford GT, in a good way. It doesn't have the typical "hey I'm willing to give up everything including style and dignity to save the environment" look like most of the current hybrids and electrics. My only gripe here is the video. I would liked to have heard how the car actually sounded instead of all that ghey music. Next time, less yapping, less music, and more car please.
        Aki. I
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LUSTSTANG S-197
        did i miss some sarcasm? i thought electric cars made no sounds?
          LUSTSTANG S-197
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Aki. I
          Now that you mention it, it would have been a good opportunity for sarcasm, but no, I was being serious. They make sounds. You just have to listen for it, which I was trying to do, but the music was too loud. I ended up missing a lot of what was said because I was trying to hear the car. I am told by some that they sound pretty good, so I was hoping this video would help me gain some appreciation for it.
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