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T-Rex Thunder & Lightning! WOOHOO!

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by tonybelding, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. tonybelding

    tonybelding Active Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Hamilton, Texas
    I just got this following email. . .

    We are happy to announce that Silence Inc. is now T-Rex Vehicles Inc. T-Rex now offers two types of vehicles; the T-Rex Thunder (gas-powered) and T-Rex Lightning (100 % electric power formerly known as the Silence).
    A new T-Rex website featuring both the Thunder & Lightning vehicle will be unveiled shortly-
    For more information:
    1-888-USA-TREX or [email protected]

    LA Auto Show Nov. 16-25, 2007

    T-Rex will be an exhibitor at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California. This is a great opportunity to see the T-Rex Lightning in action around the LA Convention Center and meet the entire team.

    For more information about the show please visit:

    Looking forward to meeting you all in sunny California!

    Paul Laprade
    Director, EV division
    T-Rex Vehicles Inc.

    Lightning’s Mission: To offer an alternative to gas-powered vehicles without compromising performance.
  2. mt2

    mt2 Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Chicago Area, Northwest Burbs
    Lookin' good!

    Only thing is that the Chicago Auto Show video referred to "... this almost $50,000 vehicle". Ouch! When we start talking that price for recreational vehicles, I'd rather save my pennies and get the Roadster.
  3. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Central New York
    No kidding. That kind of cash for something you wouldn't want to drive in the cold or rain, I can get that from a 10k motorcycle. No thanks.
  4. tonybelding

    tonybelding Active Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Hamilton, Texas
    Three-wheeled Wrightspeed X1

    Yeah, but it's a toy. . . In a way it's a more "pure" sports car concept than the Tesla Roadster, because they Tesla is for fun but also tries to be somewhat practical. The Silence -- um, I mean Lightning -- is also for fun, costs half as much, and doesn't make any pretense of being practical.

    For the price of a Tesla Roadster you could buy a Lightning *and* a PT Cruiser and have plenty of money left over for gas, insurance, etc. Drive the PT Cruiser when the weather is bad, or you want to haul something, or you want to take a long trip, and then drive the Lightning when you want to have fun and show off.

    The way I see it, the Lightning is basically similar in concept and purpose to the Wrightspeed X1. It just has three important differences:

    1. Three wheels instead of four.

    2. Costs much less.

    3. Available Real Soon Now.

    Sounds like a good deal to me.

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