The Updated 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero

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SSC already has the bragging rights to the producing the fastest car in the world, but perhaps due to being a bit fearful of either Bugatti or Koenisegg, the U.S. based company has tuned their supercar to be even faster.

The most significant change is a brand new one-piece billet engine block, made from aluminum. Horsepower is now up to 1287, versus a “mere” 1183″, which is just insane. Torque has also been slightly increased, now to 1112 pound-feet, up from 1094. A new AeroBrakeTM system completes the technical modifications. It’s basically a rear-spoiler system that deploys at a certain speed, and adjusts its angle according to how hard the brake pedal is being pressed.

The big news, however, is the SSC’s new top speed. It used to be 256.15 mph, as verified by Guiness World Records. But now? Check it: 270 blazing miles per blazing hour, as claimed by SSC. Shiiiiiit.

More info, pictures, and spec sheet after the jump

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I can’t even imagine going that fast. That’s just psychotic. Acceleration has improved as well: 2.78 seconds to hit 60 mph, and the quarter mile flashes by in a mere 9.9 seconds.

Whatever. Don’t get me wrong, the SSC is nice, but I’ll take a Veyron over it anyday. It might not be as fast, and it might not have butterfly doors, but no other modern car on the planet makes you look as good.

Visually, the new SSC sports a revamped front fascia, as well as carbon fiber louvers. Carbon fiber also is displayed prominently throughout the cabin.

Specs

Price: not yet released, but estimated to be $660,000

Engine: 387 cu. in. V-8

Horsepower: 1287

Torque: 1112 pound-feet

0-60 mph: 2.78 seconds

Quarter Mile: 9.9 seconds at 144 mph

Top Speed: 270 mph (estimated by SSC)

Mileage: hahahahahahaha. No, seriously, it hasn’t been released yet. The previous version got 18 city/27 highway though, which is surprisingly good

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  • uzi

    what company is this car from.

    Ex. Honda, Buick, Toyota

  • http://www.automoblog.net/ Chris Burdick

    The company is called SSC, which stands for Shelby SuperCars. They're in no way related to Shelby, the tuners of Mustangs.

  • CYCO

    That's insane, the fastest car in the world a 387cubic inch v8!

    if they can do that with a v8 think of what they could do with a V12