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The LIghtning GT is an electric sports car by British car manufacturer The Lightning Car Company, and it was announced at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Development is still underway, and the production version will be ready by mid-2008.

Powered by four 120kW Hi-Pa Drive (from PML Flightlink Ltd) Permanent Magnet brushless motors, the Lightning GT will essentially have all wheel drive and a total of 650 horsepower and a total of 750Nm of torque each, available across the whole rev range due to the nature of electric motors. 0 to 100km/h takes 4 seconds. The motors are about 25kg each and expected weight distribution of the car is 48:52.

Power is stored in 36kW nano lithium titanate “NanoSafe” batteries, which Lightning says can maintain 85% total capacity after 15,000 charges. Aside from plug-in charging capabilities, the car also has regenerative braking. Total range is expected to be about 400km. The Lightning GT is built with a multi-tubular spaceframe, and uses a lightweight carbon fibre/Kevlar composite body. Both front and rear suspension use double wishbones with coil-over shocks.

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