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It’s the kind of thing that a conference organiser dreams about: a product launch that goes around the world. That’s what last week’s Electric Vehicle Conference in Brisbane got when a local collaboration launched an Australian-built e-sportster. The companies behind the yellow prototype electric sports car are machinery firm …

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Anonymous Coward

Not bad.... But the British Electric car is much nicer...

http://www.lightningcarcompany.com/Lightning/Lightning.html

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Wow!

That is a seriously nice looking car. Can I have one with a V12 in it please!

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British Electric Lighting?

Not bad.... But the English Electric Lighting is much nicer...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelblake/3497846523/

There you go - sorted that for you!

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1.5hr at top speed?

The Veyron runs for 12minutes at its max speed before it runs out of juice. Of the petrol variety.

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1.5hr at top speed, really?

They said its range is 300km and its top speed is 200km/hr. This only translates to a range of 300km at 200km/hr if you've built your vehicle with frictionless and superconducting parts and operate it in a vacuum.

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I would say it's a given that that top speed is quoted with real-world conditions.

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Paris Hilton

> real world conditions

In Oz, that means you need an air-conditioner.

How long did you say the battery lasts?

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Hmmm

Holy fuck that looks awesome for an electric car!

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Front end

i'd be surprised if Ferrari's lawyers weren't looking at the front-end of that car..;.looks very, ahem, "influenced" by Maranello designers.

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evR450

So, why is it named after a fax machine?

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It's my birthday in about a week.

Just sayin.

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Passengers?

The domed roof reminds me of the McClaren F1; How's the performance with passengers on board? Or isn't there room for them?

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