Lightening GT Electric Car is Lightening Quick

Ever since Tesla released their all-electric roadster their have been companies gearing up to give them some competition. It appears a company from the UK finally has a production model ready to compete.

And it does a fine job, the recharge time seems less than the Tesla, and the 0-60 time is slightly lessened. The recharge time is said to be the equivalent of "the time it takes to fill up a gas tank."

The vehicle offers up 700 little electronic ponies and does 0-60 in a mere 4 seconds. The range, if I recollect right, is the same as the Tesla Roadster, a decent 250 miles on a full charge. Top speed is 130MPH, so if all of that sounds good to you, start saving, the bill for your Lightening GT will be approximately $300 grand! For a car that fast, that good looking, and that environmentally friendly, I would pay it in a heartbeat if I had that kind of disposable income.

Lightening GT Electric Car: Set the Road on Fire! [via bornrich]