2007 SSC Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo

2007-ssc-ultimate-aero-twin-turbo The name isn’t particularly elegant, but you are looking at the fastest production car in the world.  That’s right, the Shelby Supercars Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo made a top speed average run of 255.83 MPH – that’s over 3 MPH faster than the previous record-holder Bugatti Veyron.  The first one is officially for sale, so if you have deep pockets, here’s your chance to buy it.  No word on the price – your guess is as good as mine.  But I think it’s safe to say you’re probably looking at somewhere in the high 6 to low 7 figure range.  Serious buyers only, please.

2007-ssc-ultimate-aero-twin-turbo-2 As for numbers, how about 1183 horsepower and 1094 lb-ft of twist?  That’s right, over eleven hundred horsepower.  More than two Shelby GT500’s combined.  Total curb weight is just 2700 lbs ( over 1400 lbs less than the Veyron ) – thanks to a specially designed carbon fiber body.  For some reason, this car is fitted with a manual transmission.  How in the world someone could be confident enough to row their own gears in a car this powerful is beyond me.  But of course, I’d be willing to give it a shot.

Published on December 18, 2007 in Misc

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