American supercar maker aims to kick the Bugatti Veyron’s butt… this week
The challengers are lining up to knock off Bugatti’s ballistic Veyron, and the latest upstart is an ultra-niche American purveyor of supercars known as SSC.
Its contender is dubbed — perhaps appropriately — as the Ultimate Aero TT and it packs some seriously heavy-duty hardware. Try this for size: its twin-turbo 6.3-litre V8 punches out a ridiculous 870kW, and an even more absurd 1483Nm of torque (almost three times the quota of a 6.0-litre Holden Commodore SS).
SSC makes some bold claims for the Ultimate Aero, quoting a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) time of 2.78sec and a 0-100mph (0-160km/h) time of just 11.66sec. Its standing quarter mile time is claimed to be 9.90secs, with a terminal speed of 232km/h,