2007 SSC Ultimate Aero

After producing numerous prototypes with their own spaceframe and body design, SSC put the Aero into production and called the Ultimate Aero.

The first Ultimate Aero was the fourth car to come from SSC’s Washington facilities. Unlike the Twin-Turbo prototypes, SSC supercharged this model and offered the twin-turbochargers as an option. With the engine punched out to 6.5-liters and a boost of 14 psi, 1200 bhp was possible.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Washington, USA
price $ $ 654,500
engine Chevrolet V8
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Supercharged
fuel feed Electronic Sequential Port
displacement 6345 cc / 387.2 in³
bore 104.77 mm / 4.125 in
stroke 91.95 mm / 3.620 in
compression 8.975:1
power 0.7 kw / 1187 bhp @ 6950 rpm
specific output 187.08 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 917.31 bhp per tonne
torque 1113 nm / 820.9 ft lbs @ 6200 rpm
redline 7200
body / frame Carbon Fiber/Composite/Steel Space Frame
wheel type Forged 3-Piece Alloy
front tires 235 35 (YR)19
rear tires 335 30 (YR)20
front brakes Vented & Slotted Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Vented & Slotted Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
front wheels F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 31.8 cm / 20 x 12.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension A Arms w/Coil-Over-Srpings, Cab Controlled Air Lift
r suspension A Arms w/Coil-Over-Srpings, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1294 kg / 2850 lbs
wheelbase 2672 mm / 105.2 in
length 4475 mm / 176.2 in
width 2101 mm / 82.7 in
height 1092 mm / 43 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.82:1, 2.15:1, 1.56:1, 1.212:1, 0.973:1, 0.656:1
final drive 3.44:1
0 – 100 kph ~2.78 seconds
drag 0.367 Cd