Top Speed?

Discussion in '2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT' started by 1812Sith, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Jerod Shelby? Poast some cool shit (as in information) then. Like the exact date of the high speed run, and when the first magazine test of the 1200hp car will be done.
  2. i just read on there website in 6th gear its SUPPOSED to go like 280 mph but that seems kinda farfetched and the tired would shread to nothing

    but i guess it might be possible the tuned the dodge hennessy viper will 1100 hp to 300 mph but they decied not to soo i guess it can be done
  3. The best part about the enormous bulk of the Veyron is its ability to fight unwanted aerodynamic loads. When travelling at over 250 mph even a slight sidewind can be deadly. Weighing under 2700 lbs i'm hoping the engineers of the SSC have taken that into account.
  4. Yeha the weight of the veyron does help it get a lot of stability at high speed without the need for aerodynamic aids to increase downforce.
    The SSC doesnt have this as its so light(although the only weight they give is with all the options removed and no oil or fuel in it and no passengers).
    As for the drag of it,I crunched the numbers and it does produce a lot less drag than the veyron does,but it still produces substantially more drag than similar cars with similar power.
    Ie. the koenigsegg and the Bristol fighter T(the latter being the slipperiest and generating the nearest amounts of power)

    Im personally hoping they surpass the veyrons record,mainly beacuse it might promt bristol to remove the speed limiter on their fighter T to have a go at beating its record and that thing should easily hit 270.
  5. yeah this car has quite a few horses for a v8, i'd drive it.
  6. everyone except noobs that dont know shit about cars or aerodynamics!
  7. the vids on SSCs site are awesome to say the least. 230 mph at 56% throttle is quite astonishing
  8. It's also much lighter because it isn't burdened with all of the engine (W16), four wheel drive (much heavier than RWD), 7 speed dual clutch tranny (also very heavy), 10 intercoolers (neccesary to cool that engine), etc. of the Bugatti.
  9. #59 Dragonspirit, Jan 24, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    Here's specs for both 2007 and 2009 as quoted from, so I hope it helps a little bit:

    2007 Aero TT: "The engine in the base Aero model is same as the previous year, but the Ultimate Aero has a 6.35 litres (388 cu in) engine, rated at 882 kilowatts (1,183 hp) at 6950 rpm and 1,483 newton metres (1,094 ft·lbf) torque at 6150 rpm, and the supercharger is replaced by a twin turbocharger with cabin adjustable boost pressure. The car is designed to use 91-octane gasoline.[11] The 6-speed transmission is readjusted to increase the theoretical top speed to 437 kilometres per hour (272 mph) at 7200 rpm."

    "Wheels on the base model are sized 460-millimetre (18 in) at the front and 480-millimetre (19 in) at the rear, while the Ultimate Aero TT has wheels an inch larger at each end."

    "The 2007 models are heavier, with the base model weighing 1,293 kilograms (2,850 lb), and Ultimate version 1,250 kilograms (2,800 lb). Unlike the previous year, base models have a navigation system, 10-speaker audio/CD/DVD system, video/DVD screen, back-up camera, air-conditioning, and trunk space as standard equipment. These come optional on the Ultimate."

    "The first production 2007 Ultimate Aero TT car was sold on eBay for US$431,100. Later cars are expected to cost US$485,000.[12] Only 24 Ultimate Aero TTs are going to be produced from 2006-2007. The Ultimate Aero TT made its international debut on the International Show Circuit in November 2006." Also, its actual Top Speed as quoted as well, "SSC tested the top speed capability of the Ultimate Aero TT on March 22, 2007. The original test was scheduled for March 21, 2007 but was called off due to bad weather conditions. SSC closed down a 12-mile (19 km) stretch of U.S. Route 93 in Nevada for the event. Their goal was to replace the Bugatti Veyron as the fastest production car ever produced, which at the time could achieve 253.5 mph (408.0 km/h). Simulation and testing at NASA's Virginia facility had shown that the Ultimate Aero TT is theoretically capable of approximately 273 mph (439 km/h).[17] The March 22nd attempt failed to break the record, due to sub-optimal conditions. Test driver Rick Doria reported 'wheel-spin' at speeds above 190 mph (310 km/h).[18] Despite the failure of the attempt, the car still reached 242 mph (389 km/h).

    SSC announced they had broken the speed record for the world's fastest production car with 256.18 mph (412.28 km/h) in West Richland, WA on September 13, 2007. The reported record speed came from an average of two runs in opposite directions, in accordance with Guinness Book of World Records rules. The first run clocked 257.44 mph (414.31 km/h) and the return trip 254.91 mph (410.24 km/h). The results of this test, verified by Guinness World Records on October 9, 2007, gave the SSC Ultimate Aero the title of world's fastest production car, with a top speed of 256.18 mph (412.28 km/h).[19] This beat the previous record holder, the Bugatti Veyron, that has a top speed of 253.81 mph (408.47 km/h).

    In addition to the fastest production car record, SSC also applied for the world record for the highest horsepower for an emissions-legal production automobile.[20]

    The record-breaking 2007 Shelby SuperCars Ultimate Aero Chassis #TT-02 was later put into auction by Shelby SuperCars, which also included SSC World Record commemorative watch, key fob, original record-breaking wheels and tires, framed official Guinness World Records certificate with commemorative photo signed by Shelby SuperCars team.[21]"

    2009 Aero TT: "The new Ultimate Aero has 15% more horsepower and is theoretically capable of reaching over 270 mph (430 km/h), with 6th gear rated at a top speed higher than 270 mph (430 km/h).But if they can find a long enough stretch of road SSC predict 'only' 287 mph (462 km/h) is possible. In order to prevent the engine from overheating, airflow to the engine has increased 20% with new carbon fiber louvers. The nose has been redesigned to make the car more aerodynamic, and the interior has been redesigned. The new Aero also has a new AeroBrake system, which is a spoiler that rises up to 8 inches when the brake is pressed to slow the vehicle.[14]"

    * Length reduced to 176.2 inches (4475.5 mm)

    All of that is quoted from this area of, , so I hope you and others enjoy the...f*ckin' hell out of it!

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