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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  • CAR MANIACTuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm
    Koenigsegg 1:one is the fastest car it goes 280+ mph this is so old
    • hr9Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:49 am
      no bugatti chiron now
      • carguy4982
        carguy4982Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 9:58 am
        Honestly in my opinion, 1000 horsepower, a top speed of 257, and a 0-60 time of 2.5 seconds is real fast for an electric car.
        • Car FreakWednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:39 pm
          the hennesy venom gt is not good the bugatti chiron goes 290 mph thats 466 kmph
          • car geekWednesday, January 25, 2017 at 4:19 pm
            right now the ssc ultimate aero is tied for 4th fastest car with the porshce 9ff gt9
            • car geekWednesday, January 25, 2017 at 4:16 pm
              the hennesy venom gt is the fastest now with a top speed of 270 mph and the koenigsegg one:1 is the fastest car unoffically with a top speed of 273 mph
              • bobThursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:47 am
                thats so col
                • magickingwizard
                  magickingwizardSunday, November 6, 2016 at 1:45 pm
                  Cool
                  • pokemon 676858Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 1:36 pm
                    so cool i want one
                    • Car FreakMonday, June 20, 2016 at 6:48 am
                      Conboy the Veyron is a Buggati and the rest of it come from Pagani. :/

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