After 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT(Twin Turbo) is holding the Guinness World Records for the past few year as the official “Fastest Production Car” in the world, SSC Ultimate Aero TT was never enough. The SSC engineering team equipped the 2009 Ultimate Aero TT with a 15% increase in horsepower, a revamped front fascia design, and an array of important interior upgrades. The most substantial change is an SSC-designed, 1-piece billet aluminum engine block. A milestone for the limited-production automobile manufacturer, the new block improves structural integrity and oiling capabilities allowing SSC to boost the power output to 1287 horsepower while improving durability . This car is equipped Twin-Turbo V8 engine, 6-speed Manual transmission, Mid Engine/ RWD configuration, Twin-turbocharged with Dual-Water to Air Intercoolers. Capable of amazing performance to reach 0-60 mph in only 2.78 seconds, Generate gigantic horsepower of 1287.00 BHP (947.2 KW) @ 6075.00 RPM is truly an extreme fast production car.

SSC Ultimate Aero TT front

Official Shelby Supercars Press Release statement: Armed with the more powerful new engine, the ’09 Ultimate Aero will be able to reach world-record speeds of 270 MPH, raising the benchmark for supercars and pushing the limits of current production car technology. In order to accommodate the ’09 Ultimate Aero’s unique fuel system requirements, SSC turned to American company Aeromotive to develop a flawless system. The aggressive nose is redesigned with enhanced aerodynamics to accommodate the 2009 Ultimate Aero’s higher top speed, and carbon fiber louvers on the side intakes draw in an additional 20% of air into the radiators for improved cooling. The improvement in overall performance will widen the already sizeable gap between the Ultimate Aero and its competitors. The ’09 Ultimate Aero also introduces the AeroBrake a rear spoiler system that deploys under braking situations. Finished in carbon fiber, the rear spoilers actuate up an additional 8-inches when the brake pedal is depressed. The speed of the spoiler actuation is set by the amount of brake pedal pressure. The complete AeroBrake system can be disabled by the push of a button, for town driving or situations where braking and downforce assistance are not necessary. Shelby Supercars has not yet released official 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero base price info, but expect it to raise just slightly from last year’s Ultimate Aero base price of $654,500.

SSC Ultimate Aero TT rear

A glance of the 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT
2007 Shelby SuperCars Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo which is official the “Fastest Production Car” in the world. This speed record was achieved during tests on September 13, 2007 in West Richland, Washington, United States and verified by Guinness World Records on October 9 2007. Guinness World Records strict testing procedure required the car to drive down the course, turn around, and make a second pass in the opposite direction within one hour. The vehicle’s official “top speed” was then calculated by averaging the top speeds of each pass in order to negate any favorable road or weather conditions. Driver Chuck Bigelow, 71, drove SSC’s Ultimate Aero on a stretch of highway 221, clocking 414.31 kph (257.44 mph) on the first pass and 410.24 kph (254.91 mph) on the second pass to yield an official record speed of 412.28 kph (256.18 mph). From data presented by Dewetron’s world-renowned data acquisition system, Guinness officials verified the official speed to be .52 kph (.32 mph) faster than SSC had originally noted. This breaks the current official record held by the Koenigsegg CCR at 388 kph by 24.28 kph (15.09 mph) and the Bugatti Veyron’s unofficial speed of 408.47 kph by 5.84 kph (3.63 mph). Since 1967 United State auto manufacturer has never produce speed record title, the last speed record title by United States auto manufacturer is held by Ford GT40.

2009 SSC Ultimate Aero side

Although the record was produce in 2007, but the record seem to be hard to break. Untill 2009 Shelby SuperCars Ultimate Aero Twin turbo is the fatest production car after a few modification made from 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT. As a production car, its must comply with all COT/EPA regulations, emissions and safety. Engineering a production car capable of speeds in excess of 250 mph is truly a significant task. In order to fit the definition of a production car, the vehicle must use pump gas and pass all DOT/EPA regulations, among which include emissions and safety. these restrictions not only make it difficult but very impressive for production cars to produce such high performance figures.

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