A while ago Shelby Supercars announced their plans to develop a new supercar that would be even faster than the recently launched Bugatti Veyron SuperSports. They still haven’t provided many details on the forthcoming SSC Aero, but they did say the car would debut in September and they offered up the very first teaser image. Okay, so it’s not much of a teaser image, but at least we got a little something.
The current SSC Ultimate Aero is powered by a mid-engined, twin-turbo 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 1183 HP and is capable of hitting a top speed of 256 mph. However, in order to run faster than the current 267 mph record, the next Aero will need to be more powerful and lighter. So, we expect the new supercar to deliver somewhere between 1,300 and 1,400 HP.
"We’ve been working on a new project to debut before the end of the summer. Not much can be said at this time except that we’ll be upping the ante on all fronts. Having famed American designer Jason Castriota as our lead design enables SSC to reflect its engineer and performance in its aesthetics. It’s impossible for us to be more thrilled about having him on board and we’re anxious to show the world what we have up our sleeve."