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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
built atWashington, USA
price $$ 654,500
engineChevrolet V8
positionMid Longitudinal
aspirationSupercharged
fuel feedElectronic Sequential Port
displacement6345 cc / 387.2 in³
bore104.77 mm / 4.125 in
stroke91.95 mm / 3.620 in
compression8.975:1
power0.7 kw / 1187 bhp @ 6950 rpm
specific output187.08 bhp per litre
bhp/weight917.31 bhp per tonne
torque1113 nm / 820.9 ft lbs @ 6200 rpm
redline7200
body / frameCarbon Fiber/Composite/Steel Space Frame
wheel typeForged 3-Piece Alloy
front tires235 35 (YR)19
rear tires335 30 (YR)20
front brakesVented & Slotted Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
rear brakesVented & Slotted Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
front wheelsF 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 31.8 cm / 20 x 12.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionA Arms w/Coil-Over-Srpings, Cab Controlled Air Lift
r suspensionA Arms w/Coil-Over-Srpings, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1294 kg / 2850 lbs
wheelbase2672 mm / 105.2 in
length4475 mm / 176.2 in
width2101 mm / 82.7 in
height1092 mm / 43 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.82:1, 2.15:1, 1.56:1, 1.212:1, 0.973:1, 0.656:1
final drive3.44:1
0 – 100 kph~2.78 seconds
drag0.367 Cd