Road Tests Real world tests of Ultimate Aero vs Acura NSX

0-60mph

Acura NSX
5.5 s

Top speed

Ultimate Aero
256 mph
Acura NSX
175 mph

1/4 mile

Acura NSX
13.4 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of SSC Ultimate Aero

Reasons to consider the
SSC Ultimate Aero

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Much more powerful engine 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM vs 290 HP @ 7,100 RPM Around 4.5x stronger engine
Much more torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM vs 224 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 5x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 256 mph vs 175 mph 81 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much faster in the quarter mile 9.9 s vs 13.4 s More than 25% faster at the drag strip
Much faster to 60mph 2.8 s vs 5.5 s Around 50% faster to 60mph
Way more expensive sticker price $740k vs $89k More than 8.2x more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 6,345 cc vs 3,179 cc Around 2x bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,750 lb vs 3,153 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Acura NSX

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Higher redline 8,000 RPM vs 7,200 RPM More than 10% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ultimate Aero  vs
Acura NSX 
Brand SSC Acura
Price 740,000 89,000
Year 2009 2002

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.14 lb/hp 10.87 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM 290 HP @ 7,100 RPM
Maximum torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM 224 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 8,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,345 cc 3,179 cc
Cylinders V8 V6
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.97:1 10.2:1
Bore/stroke 4.13 in / 3.62 in 3.66 in / 3.07 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,750 lb 3,153 lb
Width 82.7 in 71.3 in
Height 43 in 46.1 in
Length 176.2 in 174.2 in
Wheelbase 105.2 in 99.6 in

road tests

Ultimate Aero  vs
Acura NSX 
Top speed 256 mph 175 mph
1/4 mile 9.9 s 13.4 s
0-60mph 2.8 s 5.5 s
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.3

transmission

Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 3.44:1 4.06:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 432/? 178
Rear wheels 508/? 330 432/? 229
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