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Old 03-14-2007, 08:06 AM   #1
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SSC "Ultimate Aero TT" Attempts to Break Production Car Speed Record Next Week



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SSC, manufacturer of exclusive super cars, announced today that testing to set the world production speed record will commence on March 21st, 2007. In conjunction with MKM Racing, SSC has closed down a 12-mile stretch of Highway 93 in Elko County, Nevada to attempt to break the 253 mph record currently held by the Bugatti Veyron. MKM Racing has been hired to oversee safety and provide laser traps to verify speeds to an accuracy of .01 mph.

Led by founder/lead designer Jerod Shelby, the SSC design team has spent the past 7 years creating the ultimate super car. Boasting 1183 bhp and 1094 ft-lbs of torque from a proprietary twin-turbo V8 power plant, the Ultimate Aero TT produces more emissions-legal horsepower than any other production automobile in the world. Wind tunnel testing at NASA's Langley, Virginia facility revealed a coefficient of drag of just .357 and showed the 2,750 lb Ultimate Aero TT capable of speeds up to 273 mph.

The Ultimate Aero TT remains remarkably drivable, retaining excellent idle characteristics despite its intention to run for long periods of time at redline. In addition, the Ultimate Aero TT has all the amenities of a luxury sedan. the supple leather/suede interior is highlighted by custom Recaro seats, a 10 speaker premium system, DVD/navigation/backup camera, and a cab-controlled lift that raises the front an extra 4 inches to navigate road hazards.

Updates on the "Quest for the Record" are available at http://www.sscautos.com.










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Engine
Type: Aluminium Block and Heads (V-8)
Displacement: 387.2 cu.in.
Bore x Stroke: 4.125 x 3.620"
Compression Ratio: 8.975:1
Horsepower: 1183 bhp @ 6950 rpm
Torque: 1094 lb./ft. @ 6150 rpm
Redline: 7200 rpm
Fuel Injection: Electronic Sequential Port
Weight: 422 lbs
Oil: SAE 5W/30 Fully Synthetic Racing
Induction System: Sequential, multi-port fuel injection. Twin Turbo Chargers. Dual-Water to Air Intercoolers
Fuel: Premium Unleaded - 91 Pump Octane


Warranty
Basic Warranty: 1 Year/Unlimited Miles
Powertrain: 1 Year/Unlimited Miles
Rust-through: N/A


Chassis and Body
Layout: Mid-Engine/Rear Drive
Body/Frame: Carbon Fiber/Composite/Steel Space Frame
Brakes:
Front: 14.0" Vented Slotted Discs/8-Piston Caliper
Rear: 14.0" Vented Slotted Discs/6-Piston Caliper
Wheels: Forged 3-Piece Alloy
19x9-1/2" Front, 20x13" Rear
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
Front: 235 35 (YR)19
Rear: 335 30 (YR)20
Steering: Rack and Pinion, Assisted
Turns, Lock to Lock: 2.5
Turning Circle: 41.6 ft.
Suspension:
Front: Unequal Length Upper and Lower A-Arms
Coil-Over Springs
Remote, reservoir-adjustable Penske coil-over shocks
Cab Controlled Air Lift
Anti-Roll Bar

Rear: Unequal Length Upper Rocker and Lower A-Arm
Adjustable Coil-Over Springs
Remote, reservoir-adjustable Penske coil-over shocks
Anti-Roll Bar


The Dynamics of the Aero
Coefficient of drag (Cd): 0.357
Frontal Area: 19.0 square feet
Belly pan: Complete flat belly pan with rear Venturi tunnels.


General Data
Dry Weight: 2,750 lbs.
Weight to Horsepower Ratio (lbs/hp): 2.33 New production record!
Weight distribution F/R:
Front: 42%
Rear: 58%
Wheel Base: 105.2"
Length: 176.2"
Width: 82.7"
Height: 43.0"
Ground Clearance: 4.0"
Trunk Space: 2.6 cu. ft.


Accommodations
Seating Capacity: 2
Headroom: 38.5"
Seat Width: 2 x 19"
Leg Room: 47"
Seat Back Adjustment: 25 Degrees
Seat Travel: 6.0"


Drivetrain
Gear Ratio RPM MPH
1st 3.00:1 7200 61.564
2nd 2.15:1 7200 85.903
3rd 1.4545:1 7200 126.976
4th 1.1176:1 7200 165.251
5th 0.8571:1 7200 215.474
6th 0.6452:1 7200 286.272
Final Drive Ratio: 3.44:1
Engine RPM @ 60 Top Gear: 1550


Instrumentation
Gauges:
260-mph Speedometer
8000-rpm Tachometer
Sequential Shift Lights
Horsepower Gauge
Oil Pressure
Water Temperature
Fuel Level
Volt
Audio/Video:
Navigation System
10-Speaker Premium Audio/CD/DVD System
7.5" Video/DVD Screen
Automatic Back-Up Camera


Standard Equipment
Includes:
Air-Conditioning
Power Windows
Power Mirrors
Tilt-Steering
Cab-Controlled Front Air Lift


Record-breaking Times
0 to 60 mph: 2.78 seconds
1/4 mile: 9.90 seconds at 144 mph
Skidpad: 1.05 g
0 to 100 mph to 0: 11.66
60 mph to 0 (braking): 103 feet
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:16 AM   #2
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:20 AM   #3
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Where are you going to drive a car with 1 inch of ground clearance..
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:42 AM   #4
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IMO the blue/white one looks like one of those ricers who could't afford to paint their cheap fiberglass bomber body kit for their Honduh.

Khudos for their efforts. Good luck with the testing.

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Old 03-14-2007, 08:46 AM   #5
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Where are you going to drive a car with 1 inch of ground clearance..
Reading comprehension > You.




I want to see a pic with the 4" lift activated!
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:39 AM   #6
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So is this a one-off meant to break the record, or do they intend this as a serious Veyron/Koenigwhatever/Zonda/McLaren challenger? I don't really understand the point.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:13 AM   #7
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Lamborghini called and wants their Diablo design back.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:20 AM   #8
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They appear to have a dealer in LV that sells them.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:23 AM   #9
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I spoke with their head PR guy at SEMA this year. At first, I thought this was a kitted out Diablo, which inintially, piqued my interest. However, upon closer examintion, this really is a neat car. Its hasnt been produced with the huge budget of Bugatti, and thatis what makes it cool. Its a 6sp too.... all those dsg and f1 lovers can eat it!

I would love to see this thing win the production speed record.
Root for the underdog, go SSC!
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:23 PM   #10
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Lamborghini called and wants their Diablo design back.
haha. At least the lambo looked good, something about this car just looks funny to me.
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:55 PM   #11
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it looks ugly!
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:57 PM   #12
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i'll pass...
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:54 PM   #13
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I like the look of the black and blue one, but agree with the unpainted body kit comparison of the white and blue one.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:04 AM   #14
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Agreed.............very unimaginative design!!
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:22 AM   #15
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were the headlights taken from some other car? doesn't look well-integrated.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:31 AM   #16
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Yeah, I think the whole car looks something like a Ford Focus mated with a Lambo. Even has the oval shaped grill insignia. Though admittedly, that might be due to the color choice. Sounds like a badass car otherwise. I'd still prefer a CCX over this or the Veyron.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:40 AM   #17
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UPDATE:

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...aspx?AR=224986



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US supercar misses Veyron's record

The Bugatti Veyron's status as the world's fastest production car is safe for now. American sports car maker Shelby Supercars' attempt to send a twin-turbocharged version of its Ultimate Aero beyond 250mph is reported to have ended yesterday with a maximum recorded speed of 230mph, 23mph short of the Veyron's 253mph record.

SSC's attempt at the production car top speed record has been widely publicised, but few predicted that bad weather would get in the way. March 21 was due to be the day it closed a 12-mile stretch of Elko County's Highway 93 for the run, but snow forced them to regroup yesterday (March 22), when only test runs of two miles were deemed safe.

Veteran road racer Rick Doria was the man picked to drive the 1183bhp SSC. On his first test run, he reported wheelspin when shifting into 6th gear at 190mph, and went on to 221mph. On his second attempt, the Ultimate Aero hit a maximum 230mph within the two-mile test stretch, and was only using 50 per cent throttle in top gear at that speed. He's reported to have said that the car would comfortably break the Veyron's 253mph top speed given a longer run.

The word is that Shelby Supercars is going to make another attempt at the record within weeks;
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:11 PM   #18
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I've done the MKM race before. It's fun. I didn't know they had one in March though. That's way too early. I've done the Pony Express race of theirs. The SSC car has done races like this before and failed miserably every time. (before they were at the Silver State Classic Challenge http://www.sscc.us ) Doesn't surprise me that they didn't make it again.

Nothing quite like the experience of legal high-speed racing on public highways.

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Old 03-23-2007, 12:13 PM   #19
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Yeah, I think the whole car looks something like a Ford Focus mated with a Lambo. Even has the oval shaped grill insignia. Though admittedly, that might be due to the color choice. Sounds like a badass car otherwise. I'd still prefer a CCX over this or the Veyron.
The lights in person look like eBay APC special Focus projectors Pretty sure that's all they are. They even have the flat spots in the corners like Focus headlights.

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Old 03-23-2007, 12:34 PM   #20
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ROFL ALL THOSE SPECS and everything and it clips 230mph.. OUCH.

+1 on Diablo wanna-be, with rice effects on it.. ugh.. atleast high some designers if you are going to try to make it good looking; too much hamburger grease on the keyboard over there.
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SiFu.... did you miss the part about being at 50% throttle at that speed? lol
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ROFL ALL THOSE SPECS and everything and it clips 230mph.. OUCH.

+1 on Diablo wanna-be, with rice effects on it.. ugh.. atleast high some designers if you are going to try to make it good looking; too much hamburger grease on the keyboard over there.
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Veteran road racer Rick Doria was the man picked to drive the 1183bhp SSC. On his first test run, he reported wheelspin when shifting into 6th gear at 190mph, and went on to 221mph. On his second attempt, the Ultimate Aero hit a maximum 230mph within the two-mile test stretch, and was only using 50 per cent throttle in top gear at that speed. He's reported to have said that the car would comfortably break the Veyron's 253mph top speed given a longer run.
Just in case you missed that...
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Thinking about it, it doesn't surprise me they switched venues to try to break the speed record. As I mentioned earlier, they were trying at the Silver State Classic Challenge but couldn't even beat Option Magazine's Stream Z speed wise. They kept having problems with the computers, according to them. The Silver State Classic Challenge is held in Ely, NV and goes down Hwy 318. You start at nearly a mile high and go down in elevation as you go south towards Las Vegas. It's VERY hard to get cars to cooperate in the thin air at those altitudes. I had alot of problems with both my WRX and my STi trying to get decent power at those elevations. N/A cars just win out. The Stream Z did better 'cause they've been up there multiple times and have finally been learning to tune for the elevation - the SSC crew were newbies.

The MKM events in Elko are at much lower elevations compared to the SSCC events in Ely. ALOT easier to tune for.

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Wind tunnel testing at NASA's Langley, Virginia facility revealed a coefficient of drag of just .357 and showed the 2,750 lb Ultimate Aero TT capable of speeds up to 273 mph.
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On his second attempt, the Ultimate Aero hit a maximum 230mph within the two-mile test stretch
So, all hype and nothing. Not only did they miss the Veryron speed by 23 MPH they also missed their stated speed by 43 MPH. Not that it's easy to get a car to go 200+ MPH.

What tires did they use? Or do they plan on using at 250+ MPH? The Veryon is limited at that speed because of the tires I thought?
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So, all hype and nothing. Not only did they miss the Veryron speed by 23 MPH they also missed their stated speed by 43 MPH. Not that it's easy to get a car to go 200+ MPH.

What tires did they use? Or do they plan on using at 250+ MPH? The Veryon is limited at that speed because of the tires I thought?

lol why dont you learn how to fukkin read, it said he hit 230mph and was only at 50% throttle, get your facts straight
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