Shelby Supercars has announced that it plans to trump the Tesla Roadster and all other competitors by building the world’s fastest electric car, the Ultimate Aero EV. Sleek, sexy, and surrounded by an incredible amount of hype, the 500 horsepower vehicle is being touted as “the first 100% Green Supercar to achieve speeds never before seen”.

ultimate aero ev, shelby supercars, world

Shelby Supercars‘ scorching new electric vehicle will be based upon the Ultimate Aero, which broke the world record for the fastest production car last year by clocking in at 256.18 mph. The Aero EV will feature the same “exotic SuperCar” chassis but will trade a gas-guzzling engine for a 373kW electric motor.

Even more intriguing is Shelby Supercars’ statement that “The drive train under development will feature a revolutionary power source allowing for extended time between charging intervals with the possibility of several years between charging.” No word yet on exactly what they’re stuffing under the hood, but it sounds like Tony Stark may be in on the project.

The first prototype will be revealed in February of next year, with four production models to be rolled out by December 2009.

+ Shelby Supercars

Via BusinessWeek