• 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT

SSC, manufacturer of exclusive exotic super cars announced the release of the 2007 Ultimate Aero TT (Twin Turbo). Specifically designed to challenge and break the world spead record for a production car - currently 253 mph set by Bugatti Veyron - the Ultimate Aero TT underwent extensive full-scalle wind tunnel testing and has proven to not only be stable at speeds over 250 mph , but capable up to 273 mph.

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Using SSC’s proprietary twin-turbo design, the Ultimate Aero TT’s power plant has surpassed its original design specifications in all areas producing 1180hp@6875 rpm and 961 lbs-ft of torque at 6150 rpm with a motor that has a wonderful idle, incredible daily drivability characteristics, runs on 91-octane pump gas, and easily handles the rigors of long term red-line rpm usage.

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Further establishing its replace among the elite super cars of the world, the Ultimate Aero TT produces more emission-legal horse power than any other production automobile in the world, thanks in large part to the tireless efforts of the dedicated Ultimate Aero design team.

The Ultimate Aero TT will make its debut on the International Show Circuit starting in November 2006, culminating with the world record top-speed competition held in Wolfsburg Germany in May 2007.

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Powered by a proprietary twin turbo V-8 producing a staggering 1183 bhp and an earth shaking 1094 lbs./ft. of of torque the Ultimate Aero TT is the most powerful production car in the world. But redefining the perfect driving experience does not stop with the TT’s power plant. Razor sharp handling comes standard thanks to the design of a light-weight chassis and a race-ready suspension system featuring a custom Penske coilover, World class amenities featuring a custom leather interior, 10 speaker premium audio/video system, DVD navigation/backup camera, and a cab controlled front lift to help nagivate road hazards all come standard.

Ultimate Aero TT’s sleek body does more than just please the eye. Comprised solely of carbon fiber composite; the entire body, minus the doors, hood, and trunk weights a mere 131 lbs, and allows the Ultimate Aero TT to slip through the air at high speeds while producing precisely enough downforce to keep it planted on the pavement.

NASA’s wind tunnel at Langley Virginia not only showed the Ultimate Aero TT stable of speeds in excess of 250 mph but capable of speeds up to 273 mph.

SSC Ultima Aero - world fastest car

Shelby Supercars (SSC), manufacturer of the ultra high-performance Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo, set the new "World’s Fastest Production Car" record earlier today with an average top speed of 256.18 mph. Confident of the 1183 hp vehicle’s abilities, SSC set out to validate their top speed claim in accordance with the strict guidelines set by Guinness World Records. Among other requirements, in order to meet Guinness’ approval, a vehicle testing for the top speed record must drive down the course, turn around, and make a second pass in the opposite direction within one hour.

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The vehicle’s official "top speed" is calculated by averaging the top speeds of each pass in order to negate any favorable road or weather conditions. Today, on a temporarily-closed 2 lane stretch of public highway in Washington State, the Ultimate Aero posted a top speed of 257.41 mph (414.31 kph) on its first pass and 254.88 mph (410.24 kph) on its return pass, yielding a new top speed record: a staggering 256.18 mph (412.28 kph). The data, collected by Dewetron’s world-renowned GPS tracking system, will be verified by Guinness before the Ultimate Aero is officially crowned the "World’s Fastest Production Car." This breaks the current official record held by the Koenigsegg CCR at 242 mph by 11.83 mph and the Bugatti Veyron’s unofficial speed of 253 mph by 3.14 mph.

SSC’s high-speed durability and aerodynamic test runs started in March on a 12-mile stretch of Highway 93 in Elko County, Nevada. After the scouting team discovered a more appropriate test site testing moved to open roads in SSC’s home state of Washington. Unlike these previous tests, which encompassed various durability trials of the Ultimate Aero’s drivetrain and powertrain, today’s session was dedicated solely to determining the vehicle’s top speed capabilities. A recently repaved two-lane section of Highway 221 in Washington was ultimately selected for the task, though navigating the road’s slight elevation changes and mid-way S-bend proved to be a challenge.

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Test driver Chuck Bigelow, 71 of Richland, WA, had to pass through the S-bend at a minimum of 210 mph in order to attain record speed during the following straightaway (with only 1.5 miles before braking was required); after the record-breaking run, Bigelow stated "if there was additional straight pavement on which to accelerate, the top speed would have been considerably higher and if anyone challenges your record there is tons left on the table".

Lack of a dedicated test site, which many of the larger automotive manufacturers have at their disposal, was just one of the many obstacles in SSC’s way. Led by founder and lead designer Jerod Shelby, the SSC design team spent the past seven years creating, engineering, and testing the Ultimate Aero. "From the beginning, we felt confident that the Ultimate Aero was first in its class. SSC’s design team deserves their place in the record books for their tireless determination and motivation on this project. We are enormously pleased with the progress we’ve made with the Ultimate Aero and we’re excited to put more of these impressive machines into the hands of our customers," Shelby stated.

"This is a dream come true," he said while celebrating at SSC’s production facility. "Everyone at SSC worked so hard in designing, testing, and building the Ultimate Aero, and now to accomplish this record is amazing. The fact that we are a small privately owned company and were able to do something much bigger companies haven’t done on massive budgets makes this so exciting for the entire SSC team." said Shelby.

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With 1183 bhp and 1094 ft-lbs of torque, the Ultimate Aero produces more emissions-legal horsepower than any other production automobile in the world (another Guinness World Record for which SSC is currently applying). Despite being designed to run at redline for extended periods of time, the Ultimate Aero remains remarkably drivable. The proprietary twin-turbo V8 power plant retains excellent idle characteristics, and thanks to a drag coefficient of just .357, wind tunnel testing calculates the vehicle to be aerodynamically stable to speeds up to 273 mph. Featuring all the amenities found in a luxury sedan, the supple leather/suede interior is highlighted by custom Recaro seats, a 10 speaker premium system, DVD/navigation/backup camera, and a cab-controlled lift that raises the front an extra four inches to navigate road hazards.


Type: Aluminium Block and Heads (V-8)
Displacement: 387.2 cu.in.
Bore x Stroke: 4.125” x 3.620”
Compression Ratio: 8.975:1
Horsepower: 1183 bhp @ 6950 rpm
Torque: 1094 lb./ft. @ 6150 rpm
Redline: 7200 rpm
Fuel Injection: Electronic Sequential Port
Weight: 422 lbs
Oil: SAE 5W/30 Fully Synthetic Racing
Induction System: Sequential, multi-port fuel injection.
Twin Turbo Chargers. Dual-Water to Air Intercoolers
Fuel: Premium Unleaded - 91 Pump Octane

Chassis and Body:
Layout: Mid-Engine/Rear Drive
Body/Frame: Carbon Fiber/Composite/Steel Space Frame

Front: 14.0" Vented Slotted Discs/8-Piston Caliper
Rear: 14.0" Vented Slotted Discs/6-Piston Caliper
Wheels: Forged 3-Piece Alloy
19x9-1/2" Front, 20x13" Rear
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
Front: 235 35 (YR)19
Rear: 335 30 (YR)20
Steering: Rack and Pinion, Assisted
Turns, Lock to Lock: 2.5
Turning Circle: 41.6 ft.

Front: Unequal Length Upper and Lower A-Arms
Coil-Over Springs
Remote, reservoir-adjustable Penske coil-over shocks
Cab Controlled Air Lift
Anti-Roll Bar
Rear: Unequal Length Upper Rocker and Lower A-Arm
Adjustable Coil-Over Springs
Remote, reservoir-adjustable Penske coil-over shocks
Anti-Roll Bar

260-mph Speedometer
8000-rpm Tachometer
Sequential Shift Lights
Horsepower Gauge
Oil Pressure
Water Temperature
Fuel Level

Navigation System
10-Speaker Premium Audio/CD/DVD System
7.5" Video/DVD Screen
Automatic Back-Up Camera

0 to 60 mph: 2.78 seconds
1/4 mile: 9.90 seconds at 144 mph
Skidpad: 1.05 g
0 to 100 mph to 0: 11.66
60 mph to 0 (braking): 103 feet

Gear Ratio RPM MPH
1st 3.00:1 7200 61.564
2nd 2.15:1 7200 85.903
3rd 1.4545:1 7200 126.976
4th 1.1176:1 7200 165.251
5th 0.8571:1 7200 215.474
6th 0.6452:1 7200 286.272
Final Drive Ratio: 3.44:1
Engine RPM @ 60 Top Gear: 1550

General Data:
Dry Weight: 2,750 lbs.
Weight to Horsepower Ratio (lbs/hp): 2.33 New production record!
Weight distribution F/R:
Front: 42%
Rear: 58%
Wheel Base: 105.2"
Length: 176.2"
Width: 82.7"
Height: 43.0"
Ground Clearance: 4.0"
Trunk Space: 2.6 cu. ft.

Seating Capacity: 2
Headroom: 38.5"
Seat Width: 2 x 19"
Leg Room: 47"
Seat Back Adjustment: 25 Degrees
Seat Travel: 6.0"

Standard Equipment Includes:
Power Windows
Power Mirrors
Cab-Controlled Front Air Lift


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  (197) posted on 02.14.2012

Even this SSC model is such an exotic super car with the high-speed performance. It’s just that the body paint looks better if they change it to yellow, it will turn to more aggressive look. Anyway, they deserve to take the title as the “World’s Fastest Production Car”. What can I say, I’m really impressed!

  (1) posted on 07.23.2011

how much is it i want 1

  (2) posted on 02.19.2009

WoW i love all of these people who have no clue what they are talking about. FIRST - the veyron canot go faster than 253mph. If you think it can, go kill your self your wrong. The aero averaged 256mph!!! on an imperfect road with an s-curve AND it wasnt level, and on both passes it went over the veyrons 253mph, SO there you go, and even though it has not been prooven YET it is estimated that the cat could hit 270 (still not conffirmed) AND the driver said that the car still had a lot left in it. THIS IS THE WORLDS FASTEST PRODUCTION CAR.

  (1022) posted on 04.22.2008

Wait a minute. The Aero has the highest recorded top speed at 257mph. But the Veyron does 0to60 in 2.46 while the Aero does 2.78. The Aero doing 273mph is just a theory people, it hasn’t been proven yet (if it did, there would be a lot more buzz surrounding it). So the topspeed would go to Aero and the acceleration would go to Veyron.

  (1) posted on 04.21.2008

AWSM an all-american supercar that is the fastest in the world. I can die happy. Talk shelby into putting that engine into a gt500.

  (5990) posted on 03.19.2008


  (5990) posted on 03.8.2008

The Veyron has been proven to only be able to reach speed of 254 mph... and the Aero has been capable of reaching 270+ mph...
the veyron cannot go faster.. there is a video i watched about it... look for it on google, it has some british guy test driving it...

  (5990) posted on 03.1.2008

I cant aford 1!! I’ll tell Bill Gates to buy me one

  (607) posted on 11.26.2007

sayin is one thing actually proving it is another....

  (7) posted on 11.26.2007

I was talking to someone that sells them because I was looking into buying one and the man said that Jerod Shelby thinks the car will go 280 +

  (607) posted on 09.24.2007

the veyron can go past 275+ but no one has ever driven it that far as yet

  (2) posted on 12.22.2006

thank god its a american super car and not a car from united kindom

  (5990) posted on 11.28.2006

I dont want it!

  (5990) posted on 10.24.2006

If the Veyron did go faster, I don’t think the car would be stable at higher speeds without modifications.

  (5990) posted on 10.23.2006

I’ve heard that the Veyron is limited to 250 mph, and can go alot faster, anyone know if this is true ( I know top speed is a little faster but maybe the limiter is not perfect )

  (5990) posted on 10.23.2006

I want 1!!

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