Shelby Supercars first raised eyebrows several months ago with claims of building “the first 100% Green Supercar to achieve speeds never before seen”. Well, it seems like those details are starting to formalize and they are just as outlandish as previously thought. According to Shelby, the Ultimate Aero EV will be able to produce over 1,000 horsepower that will power the vehicle from 0-60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds!
To say that Shelby Supercars are trying to beat Tesla would be an understatement. Not only are they vying for the title of fastest vehicle electric ever, they are also claiming that their vehicle’s battery will be able to be charged in less than 10 minutes and will provide around 150 miles on a charge (presumably not while traveling at the top speed of 208mph).
Despite these incredible statistics, what Shelby is really excited about is their powertrain package. The AESP (All-Electric Scalable Powertrain) is designed for scalability. According to Shelby, the AESP technology is scalable, able to be modified easily to go from 200 horsepower, all the way to 1200 horspower. This can allow the same technology to be applied to a number of different vehicles, from mid-size cars, all the way to buses. Needless to say, Shelby hopes that this powertrain technology makes it into the electric vehicles of the future.