Road Tests Real world tests of Ultimate Aero vs Agera

0-60mph

Agera R
2.9 s

Top speed

Ultimate Aero
256 mph
Agera R
260 mph

1/4 mile

Agera R
10.1 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
SSC Ultimate Aero

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Significantly more torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM vs 888 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM More than 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM vs 1,115 HP @ 6,900 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Bigger engine 6,345 cc vs 5,000 cc More than 25% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,750 lb vs 3,157 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Koenigsegg Agera

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Koenigsegg Agera R

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Way more expensive sticker price $1.40M vs $740k Around 90% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ultimate Aero  vs
Agera 
Brand SSC Koenigsegg
Price 740,000 1,400,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.14 lb/hp 2.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM 1,115 HP @ 6,900 RPM
Maximum torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM 888 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Engine placement Rear Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,345 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.98:1 9.2:1

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,750 lb 3,157 lb
Width 82.7 in 78.7 in
Height 43 in 44.1 in
Length 176.2 in 169.1 in
Wheelbase 105.2 in 104.8 in

road tests

Ultimate Aero  vs
Agera 
Top speed 256 mph 260 mph
1/4 mile 9.9 s 10.1 s
0-60mph 2.8 s 2.9 s
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.3

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/E-Diff
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
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: 0.71:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 483/? 241
Rear wheels 508/? 330 508/? 318
SSC Ultimate Aero
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