The Ultimate Aero EV – World’s Fastest Electric Car
Shelby SuperCars recently announced plans to produce an all-electric version of one of their current cars, the Ultimate Aero, also known as the world’s fastest production car. The new model will be powered by their revolutionary All-Electric Scalable Powertrain (AESP) will provide 100% torque at 0 RPM and better performance compared to traditional internal combustion engines. With a 1,000 horsepower twin motor and 800 ft-lb of torque the car will be able to acheive 60mph in 2.5 seconds and have a top speed of 208mph. According to the company the battery will charge in 10 minutes and have a 150-200 mile range.
We hope these technologies will quickly trickle down and result in more affordable electric cars for the rest of us. For reference, here is a Business Week video showcasing the original internal combustion version. Unfortunately, footage of the all-electric version is unavailable at this time.