180 km/h Carbon Fiber Super Car

With its Carbon Fiber Super Car, manufacturer Mullen has produced a vehicle that looks the same as its GT -- but is much faster

Electric cars have until now been relatively tame machines compared to their petroleum-engined supercar brethren from Bugatti, Koenigsegg and McLaren. The Venturi Fetish is the world's fastest and most exclusive electric car, being assembled to order by hand in Monaco but it has a top speed of just 180 km/h -- hardly the sort of performance you'd sell the kids for, and indeed, that may be necessary given that it comes with a price tag starting at 450,000 Euro (US $583,000). The stakes are about to be raised considerably though as Hybrid Technologies has joined with Los Angeles-based exotic sports car manufacturer Mullen motors to create a new benchmark for electric car performance. Mullen's distinctive GT with its combination of style, handling and performance was recently named by Forbes magazine as the 7th fastest American production car, an honour shared with Saleen and Dodge Viper. The remarkable news is that the new electric sports car will not only be much faster than the Venturi Fetish, but will will look and perform identically to the current petrol-engined Mullen GT with a top speed of 180 mph and a 0-60 mph time of just over 3 seconds. The only difference will be the badges and the black carbon fiber weave of the body. Yum Yum!

"We are pleased to be the automobile manufacturer of choice for Hybrid Technologies and I personally am excited to see this new lithium Super Car on the street."

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