Road Tests Real world tests of Ultimate Aero vs Koenigsegg CCR

0-60mph

Top speed

Ultimate Aero
256 mph
Koenigsegg CCR
240 mph

1/4 mile

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 795 HP @ 6,900 RPM More than 60% stronger engine
Much more torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM vs 681 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM Around 65% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.9 s vs 11.5 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 256 mph vs 240 mph 16 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much bigger engine 6,345 cc vs 4,700 cc 35% bigger engine
Faster to 60mph 2.8 s vs 3.2 s Around 15% faster to 60mph
More expensive sticker price $740k vs $650k Around 15% more expensive harder to own
Lighter curb weight 2,750 lb vs 3,120 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Koenigsegg CCR

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Higher redline 7,600 RPM vs 7,200 RPM More than 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ultimate Aero  vs
Koenigsegg CCR 
Brand SSC Koenigsegg
Price 740,000 650,000
Year 2009 2004-2006

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.14 lb/hp 3.92 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM 795 HP @ 6,900 RPM
Maximum torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM 681 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 7,600 RPM
Engine placement Rear Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,345 cc 4,700 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.97:1 8.6:1
Bore/stroke 4.13 in / 3.62 in 3.54 in / 3.56 in

road tests

Ultimate Aero  vs
Koenigsegg CCR 
Top speed 256 mph 240 mph
1/4 mile 9.9 s 11.5 s
0-60mph 2.8 s 3.2 s
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.3

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/LSD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,750 lb 3,120 lb
Width 82.7 in 78.3 in
Height 43 in 42.1 in
Length 176.2 in 165 in
Wheelbase 105.2 in 104.7 in
SSC Ultimate Aero
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Koenigsegg CCR
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