Road Tests Real world tests of Ultimate Aero vs Aventador

Top speed

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 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 2.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more powerful engine 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM vs 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM Around 85% stronger engine
Faster top speed 256 mph vs 217 mph 39 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more expensive sticker price $740k vs $376k More than 95% more expensive harder to own
Lighter curb weight 2,750 lb vs 3,472 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 9.9 s vs 10.2 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Side view of Lamborghini Aventador

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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe

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Higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 7,200 RPM Around 15% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ultimate Aero  vs
Aventador 
Brand SSC Lamborghini
Price 740,000 376,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.14 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,287 HP @ 6,075 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 1,113 ft-lb @ 6,150 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Rear Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 43%/57%
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 255/35 19
Rear wheels 508/? 330 508/? 305

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,750 lb 3,472 lb
Width 82.7 in 79.9 in
Height 43 in 44.7 in
Length 176.2 in 188.2 in
Wheelbase 105.2 in 106.3 in

road tests

Ultimate Aero  vs
Aventador 
Top speed 256 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 9.9 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.8 s 2.7 s
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.32

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4WD
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 6,345 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.97:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 4.13 in / 3.62 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
SSC Ultimate Aero
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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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