Thanks to Sri (VP of Engineering at Kosmix) for sending me this one:
Shelby SuperCars, or SSC, is launching their Ultimate Aero EV in 2009. The second quarter of 2009 should see the first car roll off the lot, and we can expect (per SSC) to have full availability before the end of the year.
And check out the photos - it looks sweeeeet! In my humble opinion, gull-wing doors are a must for any super/hyper-car.
Why is this so special? Well, The Ultimate Aero EV is supposed to get to a Veyron-esque 1,000 hp, and 800 lb-ft of torque.
And how fast does that make it? How about a planned top speed of almost 210 mph, and a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds? Wow! (These are planned, of course. But we've seen these types of numbers from another Green supercar - the Koeniggsegg CCXR, so we know it can be done. Whether you get killed on the way or not is a separate question).
Other relevant info includes the car's range on a single charge - 150 - 200 miles. And something called the "Charge on the Run" system, which enables a 10-minute full battery recharge. That's quite a feat, given that the Tesla takes 3.5 hours... conservatively - looking forward to getting more data on that.
I have to say, I haven't seen any new announcements from Shelby on this since July 2008, so I'm ready to accept delays, and reductions in specifications. Would love to see something soon, though!