The Lightning GT
The Lightning GT is quite possibly the most beautiful electric car I have ever laid eyes on, hell it’s one of the most beautiful cars full stop. Designed by the Brits, famous for Spitfires, E-Type Jaguars and being the home country of over half of the Formula 1 teams currently racing, the Lightnings heritage is impeccable. The car features 4 electric motors, one in each wheel and sports over 480 kW (650 bhp). The car uses the motors for regenerative braking and as such doesn’t use disc brakes.
The car is fabricated from carbon fiber and kevlar composites, helping it achieve 97 km/h (60 mph) in less than 4 seconds and a top speed of 209 km/h (130 mph). It has a range of 300 km (188 miles) and if the battery technology from Altairnano works out it will be able to recharge in 10 minutes using lithium-titanate batteries. The Lightning GT is set to cost £120,000 (or €155,000) and they are currently taking deposits of £3,500 for delivery in late-2010.