The new SSC Ultimate Aero II has been projected with a well-defined purpose: to beat Super Sport Bugatti Veyron top speed record. The new American supercar SSC Ultimate Aero II, announced a few months as a result of the creative spirit of Jason Castriota, is shown in all its exuberance, thanks to an exclusive photo shoot produced by Top Gear, the automotive format of British BBC network best known among car’s enthusiast.
The record for fastest production car in the world (not prototype), belonged to the previous SSC Ultimate Aero I, recently won by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. New Ultimate Aero II Shelby Super Cars, to bring back the record at home, relies on a 6.8-liter V8 twin turbo 1369 hp and lightweight carbon fiber shell that keep the total weight of the car within 1179 kg.
Designed by Jason Castriota, who now works for Saab, the SSC Ultimate Aero II seems to have assimilate shapes of Maserati Birdcase 75th, Ferrari 458 Italia and P4/5. The engine of SSC Ultimate Aero II is able to push the car to a top speed of 443 km/h (12 km/h more than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport) and reaches 96 km/h (60 mph) in 2 , 8 seconds. To support these extreme performance, the SSC Ultimate Aero II is equipped with carbon-ceramic Brembo brake system, active flaps that help in braking, traction control, ABS and power steering.
Video: old SSC Ultimate Aero record: the worlds fastest production car 255.83 mph