Ultimate Aero II looks Set for a Record-Breaking Spell

More pictures of the Ultimate Aero II have been spotted; and added details garnered from latest talk on the model. It has been confirmed that confirm that the vehicle is using a 6.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, giving the car 1,350 hp, and the ability to get to top speeds of 275 mph. Price has been set at $970,000.

The car is reputed to be the one that will bring back to Shelby Super Cars the glory of once again holding the production car speed record that Bugatti snatched away through the making of the Veyron Supersport. The Aero II is SSC’s response to that challenge.

The Aero II is lighter than the Veyron and weighs just 2,600 pounds – helped by wheels that are the world’s first one-piece carbon-fiber units.

This coupled with several other engineering feats – which have the car using carbon fiber all over – except for the aluminum bracing that has been placed – make this a lightweight speed machine.

With a power –weight ratio that is almost double that of the Veyron, this is one car that is sure to set a record.


(Via Autoblog)

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