SSC Ultimate Aero II to Get 1,350-HP Twin-Turbo 6.8L V8

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SSC Ultimate Aero II to Get 1,350-HP Twin-Turbo 6.8L V8

So much teasing has been going on with Shelby Supercars’ Ultimate Aero II, and now we’re getting the clearest shots of the vehicle from various angles. Along with the photos released by Top Gear, we get some more specs on the upcoming Ultimate Aero II supercar.

The vehicle will sport a 6.8-liter V8 twin-turbocharged powerplant, throwing down 1,350-hp with a top speed of 275 mph. All the exhilarating power can be felt all the way to 9,000 rpm. Its price? Just a touch under $1,000,000, with SSC listing the MSRP as $970,000.

And in its battle to take back the production car speed record – which now belongs to Bugatti’s Veyron Supersport – the Ultimate Aero II weighs in at a scant 2,600 lbs. This is mostly due to its excessive use of carbon fiber throughout the body and even the world’s first one-piece carbon fiber wheels (they weigh in at just under 13 lbs a piece). The result? A power-to-weight ratio that is almost double that of the Bugatti Veyron.

Now we just anxiously await to see this supercar launch from 0 mph to 275 mph before our blistering eyes… via YouTube of course.

[Source: Top Gear]

GALLERY: SSC Ultimate Aero II

  • Wesker34

    That’s a nice car damn!