Fire-breathing Lightning GT Electric Car prototype on the way

SCI FI Tech's title of World's Sexiest Electric Car may be in jeopardy when the first prototype Lightning GT rolls off the assembly line later this year. The most remarkable characteristic of this upcoming vehicle? It's the first electric car that can be fully charged in roughly the same amount of time it takes to fill up a tank of gas: 10 minutes of plug-in time is all you need to power up this monster for 250 miles of driving.

And it's not just pussyfooting around, either — this 700-hp high-tech beast can accelerate from zero to 60 in less than four seconds, beating that other sexy electric car, the Tesla Roadster, by a few tenths. The Lightning GT's designers paid special attention to safety, too, placing honeycomb crushable impact cells between you and 130 miles per hour's worth of inertia. Pricing will be around $300K for this electric supercar, supporting the observation that whenever car wonks put the words "super" and "car" together, you're probably going to be shelling out a super price.

Lightning Car Company, via Autoblog Green