West Richland automaker, Jerod Shelby, designer/maker of the world’s fastest production car, the Ultimate Aero, will be teaming with Jason Castriota to create the next high-end Shelby automobile. Shelby’s Ultimate Aero brought fame to Shelby Supercars in 2007 when it went up to 257 mph on a two-lane road near Prosser Washington. Castriota has previously been in Italy designing cars like the Pininfarina P4/5, the Stile Bertone Mantide, Birdcage, and the Rolls-Royce Hyperion. Now Castriota has decided to step away from his car designing career in Italy to come back to the United States. Shelby and Castriota have recently made an exclusive contract in which Castriota will design two cars in a minimum of one year. These will be the first design by Castriota under his own name. Shelby is planning on the new Aeros carrying a higher price, ranging in the $800,000 to $900,000 area; he will also release a “little brother version” that will be in the $300,000 range with the Castriota signature. Shelby plans to produce about twelve high-end Aeros a year and 50 slimmed down supercars annually.
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