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 |  Aug 04 2012, 3:01 PM

Five limited production SSC Ultimate Aero XT models will be built as a proper send off for the supercar, as the American automaker gets ready to produce its Tuatara model.

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 |  Jul 13 2010, 8:20 AM

SSC, or Shelby Super Cars, is looking to take back the title of producing the world’s fastest car, after Bugatti recently posted a 267.81 mph time with its new 1,200-hp SuperSport model. That time bested the SSC Ultimate Aero’s 256.12 mph run, which in turn had beat-out the previous Veyron’s 253.81-mph speed.

In a statement SSC congratulated Bugatti, commenting that, “When the Ultimate Aero broke the record in 2007, we knew it was just a matter of time until it was broken by someone else.”

The upstart American automaker then goes on to announce plans to challenge Bugatti stating that, “We’ve been working on a new project to debut before the end of the summer. Not much can be said at this time except that we’ll be upping the ante on all fronts.

It’s not clear if SSC plans to introduce a new model, or more likely a modified version of the current model. SSC has signed-on Jason Castriota, the man who designed the Pininfarina P4/5, as a new aerodynamic designer.

SSC hopes to debut the new car before the end of the summer and is, “anxious to show the world what we have up our sleeve”