Road Tests Real world tests of Ultimate Aero vs Veyron

0-60mph

Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Ultimate Aero
256 mph
Veyron
253 mph

1/4 mile

Veyron
10.2 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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Way more more powerful engine 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM vs 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM More than 30% stronger engine
More torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM vs 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,750 lb vs 4,162 lb Around 35% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,200 RPM vs 6,600 RPM Around 10% more revs
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Way more expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $740k More than 2x more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 6,345 cc More than 25% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ultimate Aero  vs
Veyron 
Brand SSC Bugatti
Price 740,000 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.14 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Rear Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 44%/56%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,345 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V8 W16
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.97:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 4.13 in / 3.62 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,750 lb 4,162 lb
Width 82.7 in 78.7 in
Height 43 in 47.4 in
Length 176.2 in 175.6 in
Wheelbase 105.2 in 106.7 in

road tests

Ultimate Aero  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 256 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 9.9 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.8 s 2.7 s
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.35

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Gear ratios
1: 3:1
2: 2.15:1
3: 1.5:1
4: 1.13:1
5: 0.87:1
6: 0.65:1
7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.64:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 483/? 241 265/22 20
Rear wheels 508/? 330 365/25 21
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