SSC Aero

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The American-built SSC Aero is a supercar built by Shelby Super Cars (no relation to Shelby) in order to rival the new Bugatti Veyron with speeds of over 250 mph and a 0-60 mph time of just 2.78 seconds (for the Ultimate Aero TT version). The SSC Aero first appeared in 2004 under the name 'Aero SC/8T'; the Ultimate Aero is a limited production version of the Aero, offering even higher performance. From various sources, only 25 Aeros will ever be produced, but the sources conflict on actual models. The SSC Ultimate Aero will be the fastest American car on the road. The base Aero model is priced from $239,000, while the Ultimate Aero would cost well over $650,500.

engine Modified Corvette C5R Aluminum V8
position Mid Longitudinal
fuel feed Electronic Sequential Port
displacement 6187 cc / 377.6 cu in
bore 99.01 mm / 3.898 in
stroke 101.6 mm / 4.000 in
compression 9.5:1
power 583.1 kw / 782 bhp @ 6600 rpm
hp per litre 126.39 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 633.71 bhp per weight
torque 860.94 nm / 635 ft lbs @ 5800 rpm
redline 7200
drive wheels Carbon Fibre & Composite Body over Steel Space Frame
front brakes Vented & Slotted Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size 356 mm / 14 in
rear brakes Vented & Slotted Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
r brake size 356 mm / 14 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 24.1 cm / 18 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 33.0 cm / 19 x 13 in
front tire size 245 45-18 Michelin Pilot Sports
rear tire size 345 30-19 Michelin Pilot Sports
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Unequal Length A-Arms w/Adj Tube Shocks, Anti Roll Bar
r suspension Unequal Length A-Arms w/Opposed Coil-Over Springs
weight 1234 kg / 2720 lbs
wheelbase 2672 mm / 105.2 in
length 4475 mm / 176.2 in
width 2101 mm / 82.7 in
height 1092 mm / 43.0 in
transmission 6-Speed
gear ratios 3.82:1, 2.47:1, 1.56:1, 1.21:1, 0.97:1, 0.66:1
final drive 3.44:1
top speed 400.7 kph / 249.0 mph
0 - 60 mph 3.11 seconds
0 - 1/4 mile 10.98 seconds
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