SSC (Shelby Super Cars) Ultimate Aero, Fastest Production Car
The SSC Aero is an American-built mid-engine sports car by Shelby Super Cars (SSC). The SSC (Shelby Super Cars) Ultimate Aero is the higher-performance limited production version.
Many car experts feel the Bugatti Veyron is the fastest car on the road but it’s not, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
In March 2007 it tested the American-made SSC (Shelby Super Cars) Ultimate Aero and crowned it the Fastest Production Car in the world.
The $654,400 twin-turbocharged car boasts a top speed of 257 mph and goes from 0 to 60 in 2.78 seconds. Snagging this title marked a first for a U.S. auto manufacturer since the Ford GT40 claimed the Guinness record in 1967 with a top speed of 167 mph.
The Aero and the Shelby Super Cars company are the brainchildren of Jerod Shelby, who spent over seven years designing the car.
Only twenty-five Aeros are to be produced and it’s unclear how many will be the Ultimate model.