The Lightning GT Electric can go up to a speed of 130 mph and it has a power of 700 bhp. 0 to 60 is achieved in 5 seconds which makes it on par with the Jaguar convertible.
Let?s also take a look at some of its other features. Besides the traction control, it also has regenerative braking, forged alloy wheels, and anti-lock braking system, a central door lock system a hard removable top that comes out in two pieces and can be stored in the boot.
The Lightning really is a perfect mix of the best car technology and a great sport car design. It has no harmful emissions and yet it has such drop dead gorgeous looks! It is expected on the road in 2008 and is expected to cost in the region of $300,000 so it is definitely not for the regular man on the street and there are whispers of a luxury model being offered which can go from 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds! The first versions will be released in the UK only and the left hand drive versions are expected as a later roll-out.
Powered by Altairnano batteries, the wheel motors are PML and thanks to no friction braking, there is no worry about how regenerative braking and friction braking will blend. Well, it has to be seen how well it will do in the UK and Europe before it can make its presence felt on American soil.