4. Lightning GT

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Jim Holder
23 Jul 2008 15:45 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

An electric car with the equivalent of 700bhp, four-wheel drive and a 0-60mph time of four seconds might do more to sell the idea of eco-motoring to petrolheads than anything that's gone before.

That is if we ever see the Lightning GT on the road. Unfortunately, the makers of this fine-looking car still need massive investment before they can give the go-ahead for production.

The GT has motors in each of its wheels - effectively making it four-wheel drive - and a regenerative braking system to help recharge the batteries.

Weight-saving technologies include the use of a spaceframe chassis and carbonfibre, and Kevlar body panels. Features include traction control and a home charging system.

Lightning hasn't yet confirmed final specifications or pricing, although a price tag of around 150,000 is expected.

When's it due? sometime in 2010
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