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100% Electric Lightning GT 700bhp - (Global)

July 10th, 2008
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Lightning Car Company will be previewing their Lightning GT at the London International Motorshow later this month. The GT is the first 100% electric British sports car bringing together the latest technologies for the future.

Inspired by British heritage designs, the GT boasts an elegant yet sporty design which incorporates the “green” edge. An incredible 700+ bhp equivalent electric motor launches the GT from 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars around with zero emissions. Being an electric car, 100% torque is available at zero rpm which is a figure no petrol engine can beat.

The high grade NanoSafe™ battery used in the GT has a life expectancy of over 12 years with an energy retention rating of up to 85% after 15,000 charges. The battery uses no toxic or heavy metals keeping battery weight to a minimum. An interesting fact to note is the 10 minute recharge time that makes the overnight charging requirement a chore of the past.

The Lightning GT can now be reserved with a £15,000 deposit and is expected to have an approximate retail value of £150,000.


Lightning GT - Standard Features

  • Anti lock braking system
  • Traction control
  • Regenerative braking
  • Electronic door entry
  • Programmable external engine sound generator
  • Central door locking
  • Alarm and immobilizer
  • Electric windows
  • Acoustic information and entertainment system
  • Part leather/alcantara sports seats
  • Forged alloy wheels
  • Tinted windows
  • Home based charging system (EVCS) with integral safety features
  • Hella focused beam halogen headlamps
  • LED taillights, front, rear and side-mounted lights

Colours

  • Available in Electric Lightning Blue, black and silver as standard (as shown)

Options & accessories

  • Air conditioning
  • Tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Non standard colour / metallic paint
  • Full leather trim
  • Mobile charging system
  • Car cover

Drive Motor:

  • Hi-Pa Drive™ technology - four 120kw power Permanent Magnet brushless motors
  • Full traction control and regenerative braking on all four wheels independently

Battery:

  • State of the art NanoSafe™ battery packs. 36kw power

Chassis Type:

  • Multi-tubular spaceframe backbone chassis

Bodywork Type:

  • Two-door
  • Material: Lightweight carbon fibre/Kevlar composite technology

Suspension:

  • Fully independent suspension
  • Front and rear double wishbones, coils-over shock

Steering:

  • Rack and pinion
  • Electrically power-assisted with driver select mode
  • Adjustable for both rake and reach

Braking:

  • Regenerative braking on all four wheels
  • Independent mechanical handbrake system locking rear wheel motors

Wheels & Tyres:

  • Front & rear - 20"/20’’ x 7.5J wheels lightweight cast aluminium alloy (Lightweight magnesium/carbon fibre as option)
  • COOPERTIRES Cooper Zeon 2XS 245/40R20

Dimensions:

  • Length: 175" / 4445 mm
  • Width excl. mirrors: 76.3" / 1940 mm
  • Height: 47.2" / 1200 mm
  • Wheelbase: 102" / 2590 mm
  • Front track: 65.7" / 1669 mm
  • Rear track: 65.7" / 1669 mm
  • Ground clearance: 5.51" / 140 mm
  • Boot space: large boot TBC
  • Turning circle: 28 ft
  • Anticipated weight dist. (F/R-full): 48/52

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