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1 year Anniversary of the Production Speed Record

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West Richland, WA (09/08/08)

source: SSC Official Media Release, www.ShelbySuperCars.com

In commemoration of the Ultimate Aero’s one year anniversary of becoming the “World’s FastestProduction Car”, Shelby SuperCars will be randomly selecting one member of the “250 MPH Club”on September 13th, 2008 for an all expense paid trip to SSC to spend a day with company owner,Jerod Shelby.

In early 2007 SSC began conducting high speed durability and verification tests on the UltimateAero. After various sub assemblies and aerodynamic specifications were verified, SSC scheduledSeptember 13, 2007 for the attempt to break the record for the fastest production car. On that dayShelby Supercars were forever placed in automotive history with the likes of McLaren,Lamborghini, and Bugatti by officially becoming the “World’s Fastest Production Car”. The officialaverage top speed of 256.18 mph was verified by Guinness World Records TM. On September 13th2008, SSC will be the first production car to hold the speed record for at least one year since thefamed McLaren F1, whose title held for six years. The recorded speed during testing was limited bythe road and a top speed of approximately 260 would be attainable given optimal test conditions.

On SSC’s website, the “250 MPH Club” gives members an inside look into SSC including a monthlynewsletter from founder and lead designer Jerod Shelby. But the most exciting part of the 250 MPHClub is the yearly drawing for the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Shelby Supercars’Headquarters. The day will consist of a tour of SSC’s facility, lunch with Jerod Shelby, and a ride inan Ultimate Aero, the fastest, most powerful production car in the world. Shelby says, “Althoughonly a very small percentage of people in the world will be able to own an Ultimate Aero, I wisheveryone were able to experience the thrill”. To register for the 250 MPH Club, please visitwww.shelbysupercars.com.

The year anniversary of the record also comes with an unfortunate loss to SSC. Charles Bigelow,the 72 year old driver of the Ultimate Aero during the record breaking runs passed awayunexpectedly on August 14th, 2008 while flying his recreational Ultralight airplane. Chuck was anenthusiastic member of the SSC family, his passion and spirit will forever be a part of ShelbySuperCars.

For more information on Shelby SuperCars, visit www.shelbysupercars.com


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