Move Over Tesla, Here Comes The Aero

By Meera Dolasia on January 30, 2009

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The Tesla Roadster has been the poster-child of the ultimate fast and cool-looking environmentally friendly  vehicle (www.dogonews.com/2008/01/29/stylish-fast-and-green-this-car-s-got-it-all). Now it looks like the Ultimate Aero EV will easily usurp it from its pedestal on both grounds.

The car has been conceived and designed by West Richland based Shelby SuperCars, who manufacture the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, which with a fastest speed of 257 mph is officially the fastest car in the world, as verified by the folks at the Guinness Book of Records (see video below).

The Aero EV is simply going to be a greener version of the original. While it will not reach the top speed of the gas-powered car, it will come pretty close, at 208mph.

The car, expected to be in showrooms later this year, is fitted with a twin motor system capable of producing 1000 horse power and go from zero to sixty in an astonishing 2.5 seconds. In contrast, the Tesla has a 250 horse power and takes 3.9 seconds to get to the same speed.

Shelby Motors expects it to the take only 10 minutes to fully charge the car, thanks to an on-board system, known as Charge on the Run, and expect a fully-charged car to cover 150-200 miles, before running out of power.

While the 3-speed automatic transmission car is expected to be available by the end of the year, the company hasn't decided on the price yet. If the price of their Ultimate Aero TT is any indication, we would estimate at least $700,000 USD for the electrical version - definitely not a car for the faint of heart or wallet!

Source: ScienceDaily.com, Telegraph.co.uk, Dailymail.co.uk

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  • gamerzillaFriday, March 27, 2015 at 7:14 am
    this is so cool, i wish i had one
    • RYRYTuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:52 am
      I want one but i think it would be a little fast for my taste!!!
      • jordans
        jordansMonday, March 23, 2015 at 10:00 am
        Still not faster than the bugatti
        • bryan10Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:05 am
          cool
          • jj micThursday, March 12, 2015 at 11:03 am
            that is fast
            • 123candykiller4Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 2:46 pm
              Awesome
              • moneyman128
                moneyman128Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5:45 am
                It stinks that it's automatic and electric.:( I'll stick wth my r35 thank you.
                • bocaj89
                  bocaj89Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 9:09 am
                  now i wached the video and its awsome!
                  • bocaj89
                    bocaj89Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 9:05 am
                    really!
                    • pokemon10
                      pokemon10Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:01 am
                      Wow cool!! I learned that the car is a estimate of 700,000 dollars!!!

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