SSC Ultimate Aero 

  • $740k built in USA
  • 2009
  • 1,287 HP 6.3L
  • 256 mph
The aggressive nose is redesigned with enhanced aerodynamics to accommodate the 2009 Ultimate Aero’s higher top speed, and carbon fiber louvers on the side intakes draw in an additional 20% of air into the radiators for improved cooling.
by Top Speed (Dec, 2008)
The improvement in overall performance will widen the already sizeable gap between the Ultimate Aero and its competitors.
by Top Speed (Dec, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the SSC Ultimate Aero

0-60mph

Ultimate Aero
2.8 s

Top speed

Ultimate Aero
256 mph
Veneno
220 mph

1/4 mile

Ultimate Aero
9.9 s
S7 Twin Turbo
10.5 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the SSC Ultimate Aero

Price

Ultimate Aero
$740k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

Ultimate Aero
1,287 HP
S7 Twin Turbo
740 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

SSC Ultimate Aero

www.supercars.net
With the engine punched out to 6.5-liters and a boost of 14 psi, 1200 bhp was possible.
After producing numerous prototypes with their own spaceframe and body design, SSC put the Aero into production and called the Ultimate Aero.
10
Dec

SSC Ultimate Aero

www.supercars.net
The aggressive nose is redesigned with enhanced aerodynamics to accommodate the 2009 Ultimate Aero's higher top speed, and carbon fiber louvers on the side intakes draw in an additional 20% of air into the radiators for improved cooling.
WEST RICHLAND, WA (12/10/2008) - After holding the "World’s Fastest Production Car" title for the past year, the Shelby SuperCars' Ultimate Aero is receiving several refinements for the 2009 model year.
16
Dec

2009 SSC Ultimate Aero - Top Speed

www.topspeed.com
A redesigned dash prominently displays sleek, exposed carbon fiber dash halves and inset air vents.
The complete AeroBrakeTM system can be disabled by the push of a button, for town driving or situations where braking and downforce assistance are not necessary.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand SSC
Price $740,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2009

power & handling

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

engine

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,750 lb
Width 82.7 in
Height 43 in
Length 176.2 in
Wheelbase 105.2 in

road tests

Top speed 256 mph
1/4 mile 9.9 s
0-60mph 2.8 s
Drag coefficient 0.36

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3:1
  2. 2: 2.15:1
  3. 3: 1.5:1
  4. 4: 1.13:1
  5. 5: 0.87:1
  6. 6: 0.65:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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