Ultimate Aero

America’s Shelby Supercars (SSC) is officially the manufacturer of the ‘World’s Fastest Production Car’ thanks to its Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo supercar.

Ultimate Aero



 

The 1183hp (882kW) speedster set a new top speed record with an average Vmax of 255.83mph (411.76km/h), 3.11mph (5.01km/h) faster than the unofficial record set by the Bugatti Veyron.

On a closed stretch of highway in Washington State, the Ultimate Aero posted a top speed of 257.11mph (413.83km/h) on its first pass and 254.55mph (409.71km/h) on its return pass to set the new top speed record of 255.83mph (411.76km/h). The speeds were recorded using a series of satellites and several on board sensors, with independent firm Dewetron on hand to monitor progress.

Featuring a 6.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that redlines at 9,000 rpm and spits out a jaw-dropping 1,350 horses, the 2011 Shelby Supercars Ultimate Aero II has its sights set on taking back the street-legal speed crown currently held by the Bugatti Veryron Supersport.

The car weighs much less than the Veyron, helped in part by the world’s first one-piece carbon-fiber wheels that weigh less than 13 pounds. Carbon fiber is also spread Nutella-style all over the body, helping bring the car in around 2,600 pounds. The end result is a power-to-weight ratio that’s over double that of the Veyron.



Ultimate Aero

 

via lifeandtimes via shelbysupercars