Earlier today we reported the newest webisode of Jay Leno’s Garage guest starring the SSC Ultimate Aero. It was there that SSC owner, Jerod Shelby (no relation), revealed SSC was planning to diversify the brand with additional models such as a 220 mph luxury sedan and green supercar. Prompting further investigation, we discovered an SSC media report was released two days ago announcing, “the first 100% Green Supercar to achieve speeds never before seen.”
SSC plans to roll out the first Ultimate Aero based prototype, named the Ultimate Aero EV (Electric Vehicle), in February 2009 with deliveries starting towards the end of the year. With the fastest production car world record under their belt, SSC plans to do the same and break the world record for the fastest electric car.
Scoffing at other manufacturers who have jumped on the “green hysteria” bandwagon, SSC states they will “deliver a pollution-free, engineering marvel with an exotic Supercar exterior.” In addition they make an unbelievable claim that the Ultimate Aero EV, “will not require a charge for six years and will power two 500 horsepower electric motors producing 1000 horsepower and provide supercar performance.”
If this proves to be true, SSC “will soon break the engineering challenge of our time.” If not, they risk their reputation and business. Additionally, the world record certificate on the wall will be meaningless.