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While definitely one of (if not the) fastest production cars in the world, the SSC Ultimate Aero has seldom been praised for its looks. Somewhat resembling just about every other supercar out there in one detail or another, the styling has charitably been described as everything from derivative to kit car-ish. Shelby Supercars wants to do something about that. Now that they've proven they can get their car up to its claimed top speed of over 255 mph, the next step is to get a few more of them ou

Shelby SuperCars Ultimate Aero - Click above for a high-res image gallery

The maker of the Utimate Aero, billed as the "World's Fastest Production Car," somewhat famously made it known last Summer that they would be building the world's fastest electric car, the Ultimate Aero EV. The company said it would unleash the car this summer at an American superspeedway in a show of fast laps and fast charging. While it remains to be seen if that will indeed happen, Shelby SuperCars' Green division has announced plans to put the heart of their electric powertrain inside a hybr

Spare a thought for the makers of the world's fastest production automobile. Ever since they announced further details about their plans to produce the "world's fastest production electric car," Shelby Super Cars has been the target of much snickering and rolling of the eyes over their claim of a 10-minute battery re-charge capability.

We've been eying the press releases about the Ultimate Aero EV from Shelby Super Cars with a good deal of skepticism since it was first announced back in mid-2008. It seems that some of the early specs were released prematurely, though the revised information still leaves us scratching our heads.

In an effort to maintain a modicum of credibility after suffering from what they now say was a "premature release" of inaccurate information, Shelby Super Cars (SSC) has published a revised version of its recent communiqué regarding their electric vehicle program. The unbelievable claim of being able to recharge their Ultimate Aero EV in ten minutes from an ordinary 110V outlet has now been amended to "...SSC's "Charge on the Run™" onboard charging system allows for 10 minute full b

The unique curves of a supercar tend to attract a lot of attention. But these days, some people are likely to turn away from a sleek and powerful automobile once they learn it guzzles more gasoline than a Hummer. Thankfully, those people are usually the type that can't afford them in the first place. In any case, the real spotlight getters now come with fuel saving efficient power plants. The guys from Silicon Valley kicked off a new trend with the creation of Tesla. Following in the Roadster's

Click above for a high-res gallery of the SSC Ultimate Aero

Shelby Supercars has just issued its second release this week about its miraculous new project, the Ultimate Aero EV. As we read the announcement, it was obvious that it was exactly the same release from just a few days ago and the hyperbole was in no way toned down. They are promising to deliver a working prototype by February of next year, followed by full production examples by the fourth quarter of 2009. That, in and of itself, is highly improbable, but it just gets better from there. The pe

Shelby SuperCars, the American company behind the Ultimate Aero, the worlds fastest gas-powered production car (pictured above), has announced they will unveil the worlds fastest electric car, the Ultimate Aero EV in February of 2009. They say they won't wait years to release it to a salivating public either, giving Q4 2009 as a delivery date. They say it will have an "exotic Supercar exterior" but all engineering details are being closely held for now. The little bit they did say about the driv

Click above for a gallery of high-res images of the SSC Ultimate Aero TT.

click above image to view new pics of the SSC Ultimate Aero TT's record run

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