The last version of the SSC Ultimate Aero was a beast – powered by a 1287 HP 6.3 liter twin-turbo V8. It was briefly the fastest production car in the world, before the Bugatti Veyron Supert Sport took the crown back.
The mad scientists at Shelby SuperCars don’t really like being in second place. That’s why they’re reinventing the Ultimate Aero. Meet the Ultimate Aero II. Under the hood is the most insane, evil, ridiculous powerplant the world has ever seen. SSC stuck with the same basic idea as the last go around, but took it a step further. How does 1,350 horsepower sound? Deafening, I would imagine. That’s what the twin-turbo 6.8 liter V8 produces. One thousand, three hundred and fifty ponies.
SSC is predicting a top speed of 275 MPH. If it succeeds, the crown will be stripped from Bugatti once again. Considering the feather-light 2600 lb curb weight of the Ultimate Aero II… I’d be worried if I was Bugatti. Very, very worried.