British maker unveils unique electric-powered supercar

The Lightning GT built by the Lightning Car Company, based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, is a great example of what has been missing from the whole Hybrid/Electric car pitch.



The Lightning GT follows in the same vain as the Tesla Roadster in targeting the car enthusiast with electric vehicles, as opposed to Mr/Mrs Boring.

I'd happily embrace electric cars if they aren't as deadly boring as the Prius. As succinctly stated in this TopGear blog: What you drive says something about you.

Interestingly, a friend who works for Toyota suggested that the Prius is distinctively designed to stand out as a Hybrid car, in turn helping owners stand out as eco-friendly motorists.

On that note, I'll stop writing, otherwise I'm going to start rambling about the complete snow job Toyota and the press have pulled on the public regarding the Prius as "eco-friendly", when:
I realise there is a certain credibility gap with any argument I'm going to make here due to me driving a 5.5L V8... trust me, the irony is not lost on me!

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