Top Gear Magazine has been given an exclusive tour of the new SSC Ultimate Aero II which is set to beat Bugatti Veyron SuperSport and become the new world’s fastest production car. And some people were kind enough to scan this report and send the picture on the Internet for you to see! The first Aero was never a real match for the Veyron, becasue it was too ugly. The new one though, seems to have all the bases covered.
Not only it looks astonishing, in a jet fighter sort of way, it’s been carefully engineered for the mission. Going faster than 286 mph is one helluva challenge, so the Aero II will have 1350 hp, still from that twin-turbo V8, which is 150 more than the Veyron SS. Theoretically, this car is able to do 274 mph or 442 km/h. But we have to wait for the official record, which is the average of top speed of the car in both directions.
If I was the Bugatti Veyron SS, I’d be pretty worried by now! This American looks very serious about its job and now that it also has the looks, it can beat the mighty Veyron in matters other than top speed as well. The only criteria where the Veyron might have the edge is reliability and overall quality, becasue well that uses German engineering, and this one doesn’t!
And if you are asking about the price, it’ll be in the neighborhood of $1 million USD, which sounds like a bargain comparing to the Veyron SS.