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Unlikely to ever be confused with the English Electric Lightning supersonic interceptor, you’re looking at the world’s first fully electric proper Gran Tourer (the Tesla is not a GT) and it’s appropriately called the Lightning.

‘Appropriately’ because this thing is all electric and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in less than five seconds and has a top speed of just over 200km/h.

The Lightning Car was launched at the British International Motor Show in 2008 and began taking deposits from that moment on.

The styling appears to be influenced by the likes of Aston Martin, Jaguar, the Chevy Corvette and perhaps even the original 1967 Maserati Ghibli inspired the overall design of the Lightning.

The difference is of course, you won’t find a 4.7-litre V8 under the bonnet of this car, just 30 NanoSafe batteries (made from nano titate materials), which are said to have a shelf life of 12 + years.

But that’s not all that powers this EV luxo rocket, there are four electric motors, one in each wheel, that deliver the huge amount of torque and over 500 + bhp (380kW) required to deliver its supercar like acceleration.

It’s certainly an impressive looking piece of kit and if anything, proves that “electric” doesn’t have to mean boring.

CarAdvice hopes to bring you an update on how the car (and company) is fairing in relation to sales and development.




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