The SSC Ultimate Aero
TT is officially the world’s fastest production car
– hitting 257mph.
And behind the helm
of the SSC Ultimate Aero TT was 71-year-old driver
Records has confirmed that the lightweight hypercar
achieved an official record speed of 256.19mph in
two passes along Highway 221 in Washington, USA.
The first pass was at
an astonishing 257.45mph, with the second hitting
The SSC beat the
1,001bhp Bugatti Veyron – which Top Gear presenter
James May unofficially recorded at 254mph – meaning
the £830,000 hypercar is no longer the most potent
production car on earth.
The bonkers SSC
Ultimate Aero uses a 6.2-litre twin-turbocharged V8
to produce a mind-blowing 1,183bhp and 1,094 lb/ft
of pulling power.
And SSC believe wind
tunnel testing calculates the Ultimate Aero’s top
speed to be 273mph.
Engine: 6.3L V8
HP: 1183 bhp (Guinness emissions-legal record)
Torque: 1094 lbs-ft (production record)
Weight: 2750 lbs
Drag (cd): 0.357
Fuel Economy: 18 City / 27 Highway / 22.5 average
Octane: 91 pump
Top speed: 256.19 mph (Guinness record)
Capable top speed: 283 mph
0-60: 2.78 seconds (unofficial record)
1/4 mile: 9.90 secs @ 144 mph (unofficial record)
60-0: 103 feet
Weight to Power ratio: 2.33 (production record)
Power to Weight: 0.43 (production record)
Slalom: 73.1 mph (R&T record)