By Evan Ackerman
Shelby SuperCars released details and specs yesterday on what could be the world’s fastest (and possibly best looking) production electric car. The Shelby Ultimate Aero EV has 1000 HP, 800 lb-ft of torque, and goes 0-60 in 2.5 seconds on its way to 208 mph. These are not the most impressive numbers, though… The Aero EV has a range of 150-200 miles, and can fully recharge in ten minutes from a 220 volt appliance outlet.
The Ultimate Aero EV is powered by Shelby’s All-Electric Scalable Powertrain (AESV), a modular system which incorporates both electric motors and charging technology and is available with anywhere from 200 to 1200 horsepower. The idea is that you (you being vehicle manufacturers) buy Shelby’s AESV system and then stick whatever you want on it. If this works out, it could drastically mitigate one of the biggest problems with electric cars like the Tesla Roadster, and even the Aptera: the hours-long recharge times.