SSC Ultimate Aero TT to Topple VW's Uber-Bug?
Move aside Bugatti Veyron. (Now there's a strange concept.) Classic Driver says the derivatively-named SSC Ultimate Aero TT (a land speed record holder, an Ultima nod, an English candy bar and a gay icon) could unseat the VW's quad-turbo monster as the world's fastest production automobile. Equipped with a 1,183hp twin-turbo 'Vette motor, the $550k SUATT should be good for 273mph. As befits the pride of Washington state, SSC's March run at the record was postponed by snow. There's no word on a second attempt, but I reckon anyone nuts enough to build a car with 1094 ft.-lbs. of torque– without traction control– isn't afraid to use it. They should be, but they probably aren't.