December 18, 2008

The $19,000 Three-Wheeled Electric Car That Can Go Faster Than A Porsche::

A car manufacturer has announced it is on the verge of creating a three-wheeled electric sports car that can travel faster than a Porsche. The environmentally friendly ZAP Alias will cost $19,000 and does 0 to 60mph in just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 156 mph.

The futuristic-looking two-seater is being developed with the help of British car company Lotus. It should go on sale sometime in 2009. It is powered by two electric wheel motors, one driving each of the car's front wheels. Unlike a Reliant Robin, the single wheel is at the back.

Together the Alias's motors generate an impressive 321.85 horse power - as much as a Porsche 911 Carrera, which costs $90,000. A spokesman for ZAP said: "The ZAP Alias is unlike anything ever seen or driven on the planet. The Alias will redefine driving like no other vehicle in history."

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