|31st January 2009, 12:05||#1|
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World's Fastest ELECTRIC CAR.
Shelby SuperCars on Steroids and saving Environment.
Shelby SuperCars (SSC) released today the details of its revolutionary All-Electric Scalable Powertrain, the AESP. SSC will incorporate its AESP into thecurrent Ultimate Aero to create the Ultimate Aero EV. Being the "World's Fastest Production Car," SSC decided the Ultimate Aero to be the perfect high visibility outlet to demonstrate the capabilities of its new Green powertrain. Directly following the debut of the Ultimate Aero EV, SSC will conduct a live media event to showcase the capabilities of its revolutionary Green powertrain.
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 (electric motors have 100% torque at 0 RPM) and overall performance than internal combustion cars. The Ultimate Aero EV utilizes a twin motor AESP producing an astounding 1,000 HP and 800 lb-ft of torque enabling it to rocket to 60 mph in a mere 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 208 mph. Not only does the Ultimate Aero EV have a range of 150-200 miles on a single charge, but SSC's "Charge on the RunTM" onboard charging system allows for 10 minute full battery recharges on a 220 outlet. SSC's 3-speed automatic transmission transfers the Ultimate Aero EV's power to its wheels and achieves electronically controlled shift times of .24 s. The entire AESP is liquid cooled allowing it to run for extended periods of time at peak performance with no overheating issues.
SSC's Green division, SSC Green, Inc., will provide packaged solutions of its AESP to a wide variety of applications ranging from 200 horsepower for economy and midsize cars, to 500 horsepower for light trucks and SUVs, and up to 1,200 horsepower for delivery trucks, heavy-duty equipment, buses and military vehicles.
SSC expects to roll out its first full-scale, pre-production Ultimate Aero EV in second quarter 2009. Ultimate Aero EV deliveries will start as early as fourth quarter 2009. SSC will pursue the title of "World's Fastest Production Electric Car" and conduct a marketing campaign consisting of international motor shows, magazine articles, TV appearances and live media events. Most importantly, SSC will conduct a live media event at one of America's superspeedways to prove its claims. During this event SSC Founder and Lead Designer, Jerod Shelby, and notable guests will drive laps at high speed pitting only to demonstrate the quick recharge times.
SSC Ulimate Aero Also stand a record for officially holding an Guinness title for World's fastest production car beating the Veyron.
Here are the details on that
Not content to sit on the title of Guinness-certified world's fastest production car, United States-based supercar manufacturer Shelby Supercars has made the 2009 Ultimate Aero even faster. A new engine block, designed and produced in-house at SSC, is made from billet aluminum in a single piece and allows extreme load to be put through the motor. Horsepower is increased to an insane 1287 bhp.
The SSC Ultimate Aero does more than just revamp the engine and call it a day. A racing-derived AeroBrake system, or a rear spoiler system that raises at an angle relative to how quickly and how much the brake pedal is depressed, should provide just a little more security for Ultimate Aero drivers who will undoubtedly attempt some crazy personal land speed records of their own.
The official Guinness-certified world record for production car top speed is 256.15 mph, held by the 2008 Ultimate Aero. To attain the record, the Guinness system requires a car to make a pass along a single stretch of road, and then make another pass along the same stretch in the reverse direction, within one hour.
At its highest point the 2008 Ultimate Aero actually attained an even faster speed of 257.11 mph. Based on the power increase and proported increased airflow to the radiators due to new carbon fiber louvers bracing the side intakes, SSC claims the new 2009 Ultimate Aero will be good for a top speed of 270 miles per hour. Bang.
The quarter mile now comes in 9.9 seconds at a wiplash-inducing 144 mph. Are there any other factory stock production cars that can run a quarter mile in the 9's? We think not
|1st February 2009, 04:32||#2|
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Wow that is simply amazing! Breathtaking performance. If the 10 minute recharge time is true, then this should be the future of the electric supercar. Even the range is amazing - 150-200 Miles!
|23rd October 2009, 15:30||#4|
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Saw something interesting recently, check this car
Apparently it has record for being fastest drag car as well.