New Electric Sports Car is Fast as Lightning
Late last year, a new company in the United Kingdom announced their plans to build an all electric supercar sporting 700hp (equivalent). The Lightning Car Company unveiled the Lightning GT at Geneva, bringing it one step closer to production.
To save weight, the body was constructed of Carbon Fiber and a Kevlar composite material. You can also opt for carbon fiber wheels if magnesium doesn't suit your tastes.
The Lightning also comes with a myriad of electronic goodies. Traction and stability control are standard as well as a premium sound system and an alarm/immobilizer system. If you want more, tire pressure monitoring and satellite navigation systems are available as an option.
Reaching that 700hp equivalent goal was no easy task. To do so, LCC went to Altairnano for their newest Nano-Safe batteries. The technology is still relatively new, but it uses nanotechnology to decrease the chances of overheating, while increasing power and lifespan. The result is a Lightning GT that will reach 60mph in just under 4 seconds.
Lightning Car Company is currently taking orders for 2009. A deposit of £15,000 ($29,800) is required. If you do decide to buy one, you have the option of customizing the Lightning right at the assembly plant.