SSC Looking to Reclaim Top Speed Record From Bugatti With New Model

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

SSC, or Shelby Super Cars, is looking to take back the title of producing the world’s fastest car, after Bugatti r ecently 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”

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Mr Macadoon Mr Macadoon on Aug 22, 2010

    I would love to see the next SSC car blow the doors of Top Gear's self claimed "European aristocracy" offerings. Jeremy Clarkson is a douche! I hope he never reviews the SSC because I don't wish to see him step a single foot inside such a great car.

  • Blown428 Blown428 on Sep 16, 2012

    Well i have MUCH respect for clarkson may and hammond but they DO kiss alot of Bugatti Booty. I wish they would review the SSC so they can see the Veyron get crushed once and for all. The Veyron is quite ugly (except in all white) and it insists upon its self. Its a physics lessonand has the styling to go along with it. Id much rather have a Pagani a Koenigsegg or an Aventador before a Veyron but i must give credit where credit is due...its an amazing machine but i cant WAIT for the SSC to use it for ass-wipe!