SSC Ultimate Aero TT to Topple VW's Uber-Bug?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
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.

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  • 68stang 68stang on Jul 27, 2007

    No problem Robert :D The super cars of today are getting ridiculous. One of the problems with the TVR speed 12 was it was just too nuts to be driven on the road. 300 mph is the new 250 mph I guess. A Mclaren F1 would be just fine with me.

  • Gottleib Gottleib on Jul 27, 2007

    I lost interest in super cars after Porsche brought out the 911 Turbo in the late 70's. As far as I can discern it is has just been more of the same. I agree with NickNick, it has something to do with the brain of a 12 year old.

  • Shaker Shaker on Jul 28, 2007

    To my jaundiced eye, "Supercar" now involves flight (much like the Gerry/Sylvia Anderson puppet series of the 1960's).

  • Dolo54 Dolo54 on Jul 28, 2007

    Man what's with the interior? Looks like a cobalt would put that interior to shame. They couldn't even spring for leather? sheesh!