SSC Ultimate Aero XT Special Edition Planned as Proper Send Off

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

To give a hint of what’s to come, the Ultimate Aero XT incorporates several key elements from the Tuatara model, including its 6.9-liter, twin-turbocharged powerplant with 1,300 hp. The seven-speed paddle shift transmission is also transferred over to the limited edition XT, along with the exotic’s brakes, cooling and fuel system.

Most importantly to make the limited edition model that much more special, the aggressive paint scheme chosen by the customer will never be used again on an Ultimate Aero or Tuatara. Never’s a pretty long time, but that’s a good way to ensure your Ultimate Aero XT stands apart from any other on the market; as if having one wasn’t good enough.

After the limited production of five XT models, SSC will conclude the Ultimate Aero’s production.

GALLERY: SSC Ultimate Aero XT

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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