|The conventional Mullen GT.|
Hybrid Technologies, the manufacturer of specialty electric vehicles including electric versions of the Mini Cooper and Smart car, has formed a joint venture with Mullen Motors to produce an electric version of the Mullen GT.
Hybrid will introduce its “Carbon Fiber Super Car” at the 2006 New York International Auto Show in April. The company claims that the performance of the emissions-free Carbon Fiber Super Car will match the current GT model, with a top speed of 180 mph and acceleration from 0–60 mph in just over 3 seconds.
The car will use lithium-ion batteries to power the drivetrain. Hybrid estimates that the car will sell at approximately $124,900. The current base price of a conventional GT—with a Corvette V8 engine—is around $70,000.
Hybrid will develop and produce the vehicle at Hybrid’s new manufacturing facility in Mooresville, NC.
Mullen designed the GT to provide a more affordable exotic car. The GT Base Package starts at $49,950 for a completely assembled body/chassis unit that is ready to accept an in-line transaxle and engine. Engines that can be fitted include a 4-cylinder, rotary, V6 and most V8s. The turn-key package includes the installation of a Corvette LS-2 400hp V8 with a Porsche G50 5-speed transaxle for $69,950.
Mullen plans to produce 25 GTs per year.