Shelby Supercars has released new details on the new generation Aero that is set to take on the Veyron SuperSports record. The SSC Aero II is powered by a 6.8-liter four-cam twin-turbo engine that develops an impressive 1,350 HP at 9,000 rpm. Top speed will be in the 440 km/h area or 273 mph. The current world record was set by Bugatti and is 267 mph.

The Aero II will be offered with ABS, traction control, power steering, and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. It will also be given an active air brake system inspired by airplanes. It will go on sale at a price of $970,000.

Top Gear’s thoughts on the supercar: "A crush on your body, a blur on your vision. As magnetic and sinister as peering over the edge of a cliff at crashing waves hundreds of feet below. A headlong rush - a physical one towards the far-distance, and a metaphorical rush towards the edges of your own self-restraint that, for me at any rate, exposes a gaping shortfall of skill to make the best of torque that can, because there’s no traction control, produce extravagant wheelspin in the first three gears and occasionally in fourth beyond 100mph."

That’s a fantastic description if we’ve ever heard one. And now that TopGear has revealed more details on the SSC Ultimate Aero II, we expect the official debut to come soon. Stay tuned!


Source: TopGear

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  (407) posted on 01.19.2011

The Ultimate Aero is consider to be amphibious.Why?.! based on the image itself is like a flying bee that can Able to operate both on land and in water.

  (206) posted on 10.11.2010

1) This is an amazing car. Everything great about he car is being made better and everything not so great is being fixed.

2) That quote above is about the 2007 Ultimate Aero. In the updated Ult. Aero (2009+) they added power steering, 104hp, upgraded interior, and aero.

3) You can go to Tog Gear’s website and read the article now.

  (142) posted on 10.11.2010

This is the real supercar

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