Shelby SuperCars Ultimate Aero EV2009 - ...
Model: Ultimate Aero (2006 - ...)
Wikipedia (Ultimate Aero): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSC_Ultimate_Aero
SSC announced the production of the Ultimate Aero EV, an electrical version of the sports car. The released specifications include using 500 hp(373 kW) electric motor, with SSC also exploring the potential of using 2 engines in 2 or 4 wheel drive configuration. "I think we can do it faster, leaner and cleaner than any other manufacturer," claims the SSC founder, Jerod Shelby. SSC planned to produce its first prototype in February 2009, with production to begin as early as Q4 of 2009.
As part of the production plan, SSC also announced it had contracted with Sheffield International Finance Corporation to initiate the company's first acceptance of outside capital since its inception.
In 2009 SSC announced electric powertrain and Ultimate Aero EV specifications. "SSC will display its AESP in the Ultimate Aero EV in order to prove that electric-powered vehicles will not only match but also provide more linear power ... and overall performance than internal combustion cars. The Ultimate Aero EV uses a twin motor AESP producing 1,000 hp (746 kW) and 800 lb·ft (1,100 N·m) of torque enabling it to reach 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h). Not only does the Ultimate Aero EV have a range of 150–200 miles on a single charge, but SSC's "Charge on the Run" onboard charging system allows for full battery recharges in as little as 10 minutes. No news has been heard since about the project.