The SSC Ultimate Aero II from Shelby SuperCars aims at regaining the title of world fastest production car currently held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport at 268 Mph.
Shelby Supercars’ Ultimate Aero TT used to be the fastest production car in the world, its 256-mph record speed eclipsing even the mighty Bugatti Veyron. Then, as of a few weeks ago, Bugatti got its act together and topped SSC’s number with the new Veyron Super Sport.
In August at Monterey, the Ultimate Aero successor, the Ultimate Aero II, penned by new Saab design chiefJason Castriota , was unveiled in a private ceremony captured on YouTube. It was all a tease. The car was never actually shown in the ‘unveiling’ video, only the attendees’ reaction to it.
And now we know why. Jalopnik has secured a pair of leaked images slated to appear in Top Gear magazine in conjunction with the car’s official launch next week. It’s got an edgier, more assertive appearance than its predecessor, and we can only assume that it has the power to back up its menacing new looks.
We still don’t know what SSC Ultimate Aero II has done to the existing 256 mph,1,183-hp 6.2-liter V8 to make it deliver another 13mph to break the Veyron, but now we know what it looks like.