The 2016 Paris Motor Show brought a lot of eye candy for automotive enthusiasts, as well as some whooping pleasant surprises, such as the G4 Electric car from Green Lord Motors.

GLM is a startup automaker founded by former Sony executive Nobuyuki Idei, and its fans go as far as calling it the "Japanese Tesla." Paris is where GLM decided to prove its worth, and the G4 Electric Super Sedan prototype seems to make it a notable rival for the American company run by Elon Musk.

The G4 is nothing short of surprising, as it looks like a sports car, it is electric and it features four seats.

Its supercar design influence comes from Dutch automaker Savage Rivale, that was involved in both conceptualizing and crafting the G4. Observant car lovers might notice that the G4 borrows quite heavily from Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS' book. To be frank, the only visible difference between the two models is the fact that Roadyacht GTS' rear door actually folds itself.

However, the powertrains of the two cars are different.

GLM gifted its G4 supercar with electric motors, one in the front and one in the back. The two power sources amount to 540 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. That's nothing to trifle at, and it can take the G4 from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

What is more, the electric car has a range of 248 miles, nearly as much as Tesla's Model S, which can take 250-mile trips before recharging.

The exterior of the G4 has the sporty allure that makes it as pleasing to look at as a Ferrari.

GLM's G4 electric supercar checks most criteria that a customer could have, but keep in mind that the distance between crafting a prototype and having a car series out in the streets is quite large.

A consistent element of any startup is having the right partners, who come with strong know-how of the field. GLM crossed that item off its list, but it remains to be seen if it also has the ability to poll the financial resources enabling it to start volume manufacturing of the G4.

This will be the next testing stone for GLM: to secure the funds required for building the G4 into the "Tesla fighter" it can become.

The car builder is purportedly beginning production in Japan, where it will also be sold first. Hong Kong and Singapore are rumored to be the next markets, with no info on when a global release will happen.

Should it reach the U.S., experts from the field estimate that a G4 electric supercar will sell for about $224,400.

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