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

SSC "Ultimate Aero TT" Attempts to Break Production Car Speed Record Next Week

Press Release:
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

Type: Aluminium Block and Heads (V-8)
Displacement: 387.2
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

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
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.
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.

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

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

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

Standard Equipment
Power Windows
Power Mirrors
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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