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 |  Jun 20 2014, 2:10 PM

5. SSC


So far we’ve covered a number of significant boutique manufacturers, but they’ve all been Euro-centric, hailing from the UK, Italy or Germany. Where does America factor into all of this? Well fear not my fellow patriots; SSC is here to save the day.

Founded in 1999 in Washington State this company builds cars that are every bit as appealing as the ones mentioned above. For instance the brand’s Ultimate Aero can hit 60 miles an hour in a blistering 2.78 seconds and eclipse the quarter mile in less than 10. Top speed is estimated at 273 miles an hour.

A billet aluminum-block V8 provides the thrust, 1,287 ponies and 1,112 lb-ft of torque to be precise. Further enhancing performance the car weighs just 2,750 pounds and is constructed of a carbon fiber, composites and good old steel. And if you can believe it, SSC’s Tuatara promises to be even more powerful and faster!

  • smartacus

    Why Bugatti and Wiesmann (bankrupt) and not Ariel and Caterham ?