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Lightning GTS specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1171 kg (2582 lbs)
Introduced 2008
Origin country United Kingdom
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Performance

0 - 100 kph3.8 s
Top speed250 kph (155 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Electric
Power 653 ps (644 bhp / 480 kw)
Torque 300 Nm (221 lb-ft)
Power / weight 557 ps (550 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 256 Nm (189 lb-ft) / t
Layout front engine, all wheel drive
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Man Fangio  7y ago

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Fangio Man  8y ago

This car will not reach the speed of light... LOL

How many kilometers is it able to drive without stop?


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Shaggy  8y ago

The lightning is obviously the world's fastest toy, a power wheels for grown-ups who refuse to grow up. Electric cars are stupid and impractical, everyone thinks electric cars are the future, they're not, they're not, they're the past. Electric cars were once sold in quantity until 1930. Gasoline became the nearly universal choice for automobiles because they allowed for longer trips and higher speeds. Electric cars were chosen because they were quiet, ran at slow speeds, and didn't frighten horses or people, do you see anyone riding horses anymore?...Didn't think so.


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ZX  10y ago

tesla is much better!!!


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ainimi  11y ago

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nitrostreet  11y ago

That ought to lay you back in the seat a little bit


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BumRush  11y ago

Yes, torque is 2213, ot 222. and looks Wayyy better than the Tesla!


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nitrostreet  11y ago

This car has 4 inside-the-rim mounted electric motors like I was talking about last week - I didn't know it was already a working car.

The torque listed is wrong, though, according to this link it has 4 electric motors of 120 kw each: http://www.lightningcarcompany.co.uk/files/Lightning-Spec-Card.pdf

And then if you go to the site of manufacturer of the Hi-Pa Drive� wheel motors that this car uses it lists the 120kw wheel motors as having 750Nm torque EACH:
http://www.pmlflightlink.com/motors/hipa_drive.html

Here's another site with a neat animation of the in-wheel mounted motors on a front wheel drive electric car: http://www.proteanelectric.com/live/


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BumRush  12y ago

The torque is 2213, not 221, after at it does have 4 electric motors.


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Anonymous  12y ago

This Aston Martin look-alike has nice numbers with that freaky low torque, but the point of the electric motors does what,save gas,and how much,and how long will they last under severe speeds.


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Phil's Dad  12y ago

Alle said at 5,000 rpm the torque would be significantly lower. At 5,000rpm this thing would be going close to 300mph. Not a problem we need to worry about. (Remember we are talking 20" wheel motors)


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Anonymous  12y ago

No the torque is RIGHT whoever changed it needs to put it back here it was.


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Bjetre  12y ago

The Torque isnt right.. it lies about 750nm...

the top speed is correct.


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BumRush  12y ago

Is that a Trick Question Bob??..lol iI think i would REALly rather have thi, hands down, no competition. it is quite a high price, but for 700, £121,000 is cheap.


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bob  12y ago

This or tesla roadster sport?


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Wads  12y ago

yes at 0 revs.... so its all available for a standing start..... shame not many tyres will be able to cope so they'll probably have to limit the torque.


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bob  12y ago

So what it has 3000 nm ?!?!


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BumRush  12y ago

Surprisingly, the Torque os correct, there either going to make 500, or 500 a year. and interestingly enuff you can pick what you want the engine to sound like, from a v6 orso to a v12. and this is the Brits answer to the Tesla Roadster, its £121,000 compared to the Tesla's £91,000, the Tesla's quite expensive, but the price for this seems pretty good, and it looks better than the Tesla. personally id rather see this with a nice proper engine, maybe a 6.0L V10 or 12!!


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Alle  12y ago

The torque is probably correct. The thing that you have to know about electric engines, is they make peak torque at 0 rpm, after which it will steadily go down. By 5,000 rpm, the torque will be significantly lower, probably only around 500 ft-lbs, given the horsepower.


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yanster  13y ago

i think a tt 7lv12 is gonna make a little more than that...... is that torque right for this car?


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Anonymous  13y ago

$275,000 with a $30,000 deposit. performance could be because of the electric motors? maybe electric motors don performe as good as petrol/gas motors. but 100 in under 8 secs 1/4 mile in the high elevens..(MAYBE) usually 10's to 9's with an petrol engine. but yes its a very pretty car if it were me i would have put a 7.0L TwinTurbo V12 in the middle with 575bhp and 550tq...(thats what i whould have done..lol)


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Slonya  13y ago

It's very strange data for this car. Does anyone knowmoreabout this car? I read that it has four electric engines 160hp. And very cool battares. But why it has only 3.8 0-60 and 130 mph max speed?!


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Anonymous  13y ago

takes 10 minutes to charge..