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Shelby SuperCars Reveals Details About Electric Powertrain

January 27, 2009

WEST RICHLAND, WA --- Shelby SuperCars (SSC) has released details of its all-electric scalable powertrain, the AESP.

SSC will incorporate its AESP into the current Ultimate Aero to create the Ultimate Aero EV. SSC said it chose the Ultimate Aero 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 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 percent torque at 0 RPM) and overall performance than internal combustion cars," SSC said.

The Ultimate Aero EV uses a twin motor AESP producing 1,000 HP and 800 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to reach 60 mph in a mere 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 208 mph, the company said.

Not only does the Ultimate Aero EV have a range of 150-200 miles on a single charge, but SSC's "Charge on the Run" onboard charging system allows for 10-minute full battery recharges on a 220V service. SSC's three-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 the second quarter of 2009. Ultimate Aero EV deliveries will start as early as fourth quarter 2009.

SSC said it 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.


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