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Can This Electric Super Car Save the Planet?

Mister Wright's car burns no petroleum, does O-to-60 in 3 seconds and can best a Ferrari.

Published: 05-May-2006

SAN FRANCISCO - Ian Wright has a car that blows away a Ferrari 360 Spider and a Porsche Carrera GT in drag races, and whose 0-to-60 acceleration time ranks it among the fastest production autos in the world. In fact, it's second only to the French-made Bugatti Veyron, a 1,000-horsepower, 16-cylinder beast that hits 60 mph half a second faster and goes for $1.25 million.

The key difference? The Bugatti gets eight miles per gallon. Wright's car? It runs off an electric battery.

Before creating the X1, Ian Wright designed routers and switches for Digital Equipment and Cisco.

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