Muscle Car of the Week: SSC Ultimate Aero

Muscle Car of the Week: SSC Ultimate Aero

This is not a car. It is a freak show.

We typically focus on classic American muscle cars in this blog. And as any regular reader can tell you horsepower is the thing we get geeked about most. The SSC Ultimate Aero sends us into Quagmire “Giddy giddy,” mode.

The brain child of Jerod Shelby at Shelby Supercars the SSC Ultimate Aero is the most powerful car ever built. It tests out at a mind rupturing 1287 bhp! We have seen some serious muscle during in-house chassis dyno testing, but 1287!? Jerrod, stop by anytime. Please!

The SSC Ultimate Aero is a mash-up of incredible parts and pieces; a Lamborghini Diablo body, a twin-turbo jacked-up (to say the least) version of Corvette’s C5R engine and the same 6-speed manual gearbox as the Dodge Viper.

The SSC Ultimate Aero is so fast NASA and the FIA tested it. Seriously. And understandably. It hit a top speed of 256 mph. And though it hasn’t been verified Shelby claims a 0-60 time of 2.8s. So, basically it’s a rocket.

If you have a million bucks to spare the SSC Ultimate Aero can be yours. As truly awesome as it is, we say skip it. Get yourself a 60’s or 70’s era American muscle car and start your dream muscle car restoration project instead.

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