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Old 19th March 2007, 12:35   #1
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Default America's answer to the Bugatti Veyron

Here are some hard numbers:

387.2 ci V8

1183 bhp @ 6950 rpm
1094 lb-ft @ 6150 rpm

Coefficient of drag (Cd): 0.357
Frontal Area: 19.0 square feet
Belly pan: Complete flat belly pan with rear Venturi tunnels.

Dry Weight: 2,750 lbs

Theoretical gear-limited top speed: 286mph

Theoretical aero-limited top speed: 273mph

Actual top speed: ???mph


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SSC, manufacturer of exclusive super cars, announced today that testing to set the world production speed record will commence on March 21st, 2007. In conjunction with MKM Racing, SSC has closed down a 12-mile stretch of Highway 93 in Elko County, Nevada to attempt to break the 253 mph record currently held by the Bugatti Veyron. MKM Racing has been hired to oversee safety and provide laser traps to verify speeds to an accuracy of .01 mph.

Led by founder/lead designer Jerod Shelby, the SSC design team has spent the past 7 years creating the ultimate super car. Boasting 1183 bhp and 1094 ft-lbs of torque from a proprietary twin-turbo V8 power plant, the Ultimate Aero TT produces more emissions-legal horsepower than any other production automobile in the world. Wind tunnel testing at NASA's Langley, Virginia facility revealed a coefficient of d drag of just .357 and showed the 2,750 lb Ultimate Aero TT capable of speeds up to 273 mph.

The Ultimate Aero TT remains remarkably drivable, retaining excellent idle characteristics despite its intention to run for long periods of time at redline. Featuring all the amenities of 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 4 inches to navigate road hazards.

Updates on the "Quest for the Record" are available at SSC Autos - Home of the Ultimate Aero.










this was the day i was waiting for for half the rate and faster good bye veyron.

this is the second time America is trying first the sledge hammer and now ssc.
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Old 19th March 2007, 12:56   #2
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Coefficient of drag (Cd): 0.357
Im not sure that is in the range worth boasting about....

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Old 19th March 2007, 12:59   #3
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Specification sounds killing but look wise its not a patch on the Veyron which has everything executed in a classy(subjective) manner. Above all the car fails to have that exclusive look. For a second I thought it was a Koenigg or a Saleen. They should have taken a more radical route as far as design was concerned.
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Old 19th March 2007, 13:31   #4
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i would like give you a small intro about ssc for all of you who dont know about the company:

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The American super car SSC Ultimate Aero is one of the most extreme, expensive and exclusive vehicles in the world. SSC (Shelby Super cars ) says it's also the fastest car ever produced, and they base that claim on Langley wind-tunnel calculations. At this time, we have no reason to doubt that, although we would like to see it confirmed on the track, like Koenigsegg did with their CCR.

It achieves such ridiculous performance with a heavily modified V8 engine from a Corvette, shoehorned into a car that weighs as much as a Honda Civic.

The SSC Ultimate Aero is extremely low volume; SSC is likely to produce only around two dozen models.

The SSC is not affiliated with the more famous Carol Shelby.
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I don't like it much. Its got extremely boring looks. Looks like a combination of the XJ220 and the Koenigsegg. People who like collecting rare and exotic cars would buy this one more. The Veyron is extremely classy and more importantly it "feels" like its capable of going 250+ mph.

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The SSC Ultimate Aero is extremely low volume; SSC is likely to produce only around two dozen models.
That proves the point that its made specifically just for breaking Bugatti's record. This car is only going to land in the hands of exclusive car collectors who occasionally like to go fast and not speed enthusiasts.

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Old 19th March 2007, 13:58   #6
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this is why i like American cars firstly they don't need 10 radiators or 4 turbos to get to that speed and they will deliver you the luxury and speed of euro cars for half or even quarter the price and this is very rare to see the bhp and torque rating of the huge engine normally you would see most of the cars coming are all factory detuned say for example saleens7 they are actually over 1000bhp but are factory detuned for le mans.

also they have the luxury
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The Ultimate Aero TT remains remarkably drivable, retaining excellent idle characteristics despite its intention to run for long periods of time at redline. Featuring all the amenities of 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 4 inches to navigate road hazards.
what more could you ask.
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The Veyron is extremely classy and more importantly it "feels" like its capable of going 250+ mph.
if i wanted a classy car why would i go for a sports car i rather go in for a Cadillac and thats the whole point it doesn't need to look or feel like its going to get to 250 but it does if it wants.

no offense meant.
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I don't like it much. Its got extremely boring looks. Looks like a combination of the XJ220 and the Koenigsegg. People who like collecting rare and exotic cars would buy this one more. The Veyron is extremely classy and more importantly it "feels" like its capable of going 250+ mph.

Why dont you design a car capable of doing something like this,with more exciting looks and something that does not look like a combination of the XJ220 and the Koenigsegg
Its easy to sit back and comment..
Why dont you appreciate the fact that they have accomplished more BHP figures in a V8 twin Turbo taken from a corvette rather than the 10cyl quad turbo veyron..

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Old 19th March 2007, 14:21   #8
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I will be seriously impressed if the SSC car manages to break the speed record. It is said that it takes the Veyron only 275 BHp to reach 150Mph and takes another 750 bhp to reach the additional 104 MPH to break the record. It seems that much power is needed to break the wind resistance at the speed.

@rehaan - the CD is pretty decent if you consider that the F1 cars have them in excess of 1 because they need the drag to hold them to ground going into corners. The lesser CD cars are usually not this powerful and it is advantageous for them to have lesser resistance, but for these Hyper Cars with the spoilers, diffusers and othere Aero aids that is a decent number.

But again from the above CD numbers it looks like a car that will only go fast in a straight line
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OT, guys check out the latest autocar magazine. It features top speed contention of 9 super cars including likes of Veyron, 599, LP640, McLaren Merc, Corvette Z06, Vanquish, Ford GT , 911 Turbo etc.

They timed the 0-100, 0-200, 0-300kph. No prizes for guessing the winner
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Dude, pawan, 10 speakers and Recaros are not luxury man!
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50 bucks says that the transmission breaks before the engine can blow up.
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Old 19th March 2007, 19:47   #12
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hey v1p3r for sports car they are, American are coming around mate it also has dvd its at least better than the older sports cars.

hey sreedotk- it also takes 4 turbo's and 16 cylinders and 10 radiators to reach that where as the ssc takes two turbo's 8 cylinders and a single radiator to do that exactly half that of veyron and half the price two.

hey rajan how do you know the transmission is going to break the gear box jarod shelby tested the car from past seven years he would have surely looked up at that from the past seven years.for 50 bucks your on.

this has been done before and will be done again first the sledgehammer silenced the critics and now the ssc.

the saleen could have also broken the world record but they decided to put it in le-mans.

mobike008-because they run a 1000 bhp car against a 500 bhp cars is totally diffrent lets see how its does against the 800 bhp lingenfelter vette which does 0-100 in 1.9 sec and beat the veyron in all ways possible except in top whack speed its reaches 240mph and is about 80g $.

for all of you who think the car is not aerodynamic enough just because the car looks good doesn't make it aerodynamic because my friends at my place were saying look at those lines of the veyron see how aerodynamic they are just because the car has lot of smooth lines doesn't make it aerodynamic.

why cant you guys agree the car is a good one and those speed out of a v8 is amazing and just appreciate the car for what it is.
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Ho hum... Another million horsepower soul-less supercar with a billion dollar pricetag. $$ Y A W N $$

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You pay 1 million USD for a piece of engineering history. I can bet that the Veyron will wipe the Nurburgring with this car. And feel more stable at Ehra-Leissen. It may go, but it won't go as well.

For that matter you can get a Hennessey Motorsport twin-turbo Viper for USD 120,000. But that's not the point.
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the days of bad track car American cars are over the saleen is leading the pack at le mans this car also is a good track car even the shelby's are good of late remember when the shelby mach 1 gt40 came and wiped the smiles of ferrari my point is american cars are coming around.but love to see a duel between them at nurbugring also bugatti is known to have a big cover up business they always cover up crashes.

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