Road Tests Real world tests of Ultimate Aero vs Koenigsegg CCX

0-60mph

Top speed

Ultimate Aero
256 mph
Koenigsegg CCX
242 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 torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM vs 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM More than 90% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more powerful engine 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM vs 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 60% stronger engine
Faster top speed 256 mph vs 242 mph 14 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 in the quarter mile 9.9 s vs 10.3 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Slightly more expensive sticker price $740k vs $695k More than 5% more expensive harder to own
Side view of Koenigsegg CCX

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ultimate Aero  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Brand SSC Koenigsegg
Price 740,000 695,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2006

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.14 lb/hp 3.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Rear Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 45%/55%
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 8.2:1
Bore/stroke 4.13 in / 3.62 in 3.56 in / 3.58 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,750 lb 2,822 lb
Width 82.7 in 78.6 in
Height 43 in 44.1 in
Length 176.2 in 169 in
Wheelbase 105.2 in 104.7 in

road tests

Ultimate Aero  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Top speed 256 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 9.9 s 10.3 s
0-60mph 2.8 s 2.9 s
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.32

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 2WD
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
R: 3:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.36:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.3 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 255/35 19
Rear wheels 508/? 330 335/30 20
SSC Ultimate Aero
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