Road Tests Real world tests of Ultimate Aero vs Venom GT

0-60mph

Venom GT
2.5 s

Top speed

Ultimate Aero
256 mph
Venom GT
270 mph

1/4 mile

Venom GT
9.95 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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Significantly more torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM vs 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM More than 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM vs 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM More than 5% stronger engine
Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

Reasons to consider the
Hennessey Venom GT

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Faster top speed 270 mph vs 256 mph 14 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $950k vs $740k Around 30% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ultimate Aero  vs
Venom GT 
Brand SSC Hennessey
Price 740,000 950,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.14 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 7,200 RPM
Engine placement Rear Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 40%/60%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,345 cc 6,205 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.98:1 9.2:1
Bore/stroke 4.13 in / 3.62 in 4.1 in / 3.6 in

road tests

Ultimate Aero  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 256 mph 270 mph
1/4 mile 9.9 s 9.95 s
0-60mph 2.8 s 2.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
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
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.36:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 265/30 19
Rear wheels 508/? 330 345/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,750 lb 2,743 lb
Width 82.7 in 77.2 in
Height 43 in 42.5 in
Length 176.2 in 183.3 in
Wheelbase 105.2 in 110.2 in
SSC Ultimate Aero
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Hennessey Venom GT
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