Shelby SuperCars Ultimate Aero




Shelby SuperCars Ultimate Aero

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Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSC_Ultimate_Aero

Category: Shelby SuperCars

The SSC Aero is an American-built mid-engine sports car by SSC North America (formerly known as Shelby SuperCars). The higher-performance limited-production version had formerly been listed in Guinness World Records as the fastest production car in the world. The record is currently held by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, since 2010 when it reached the speed of 431.072  km/h. Recently the record was reverted to the SSC Ultimate Aero but only for a week as Guinness World Records changed its mind once again regarding the testing of the Bugatti: “Following a thorough review conducted with a number of external experts, Guinness World Records is pleased to announce the confirmation of Bugatti’s record of Fastest production car achieved by the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. The focus of the review was with respect to what may constitute a modification to a car’s standard specification. Having evaluated all the necessary information, Guinness World Records is now satisfied that a change to the speed limiter does not alter the fundamental design of the car or its engine.” The SSC Ultimate Aero does not have electronic aids such as ABS brakes or traction control, as according to Jerod Shelby, "Early design philosophy on the car was to make it a driver's car. I wanted a car that you not only throttled with your right foot but at times you could steer with your right foot."

The Aero and the Shelby SuperCars company are the brainchildren of Jerod Shelby (no relation to late racing driver and sportscar builder Carroll Shelby), who started out building exotic "replicars" including a Fiero-based Ferrari F355 replica and a Lamborghini Diablo replica based on a spaceframe which later was used in the Ultimate Aero prototype. Shelby later moved from building replicas to designing his first supercar and after seven years it finally began to take shape. Both the basic Aero model and the Ultimate Aero are no longer in production.

Record Breaking Times

0-60 mph: 2.78 seconds
1/4 mile: 9.90 seconds at 144 mph
Top Speed (Tested): 257.41 mph
Top Speed (Projected): 273 mph
Skidpad: 1.05g
0-100mph-0: 11.66 seconds
60mph-0 (braking): 103 feet

Engine Specs

Type: SSC Designed Billet Aluminum V8 Block
Displacement: 387.2 cu.in.
Bore x Stroke: 4.125 x 3.620"
Compression Ratio: 8.975:1
Horsepower: 1287 bhp @ 6075 rpm
Torque: 1112 ft-lbs @ 6150 rpm
Redline: 7200 rpm
Fuel Injection: Electronic Sequential Port
Weight: 422 lbs.
Oil: SAE 5W/30 Fully Synthetic Racing
Induction System: Sequential, multi-port fuel injection, Twin Turbo Chargers. Dual-Water to Air Intercoolers.
Fuel: Premium Unleaded - 91 Pump Octane

General Data

Dry Weight: 2,750 lbs.
Weight to Horsepower Ratio: 2.14 lbs/hp - New Production Car Record!
Weight Distribution F/R: Front: 42%
Rear: 58%
Wheel Base: 105.2"
Length: 176.2"
Width: 82.7"
Height: 43.0"
Ground Clearance: 4.0"

Accomodations

Seating Capacity: 2 Custom Recaro Seats
Headroom: 38.5"
Seat Width: 2 x 19"
Leg Room: 47.0"
Seat Back Adjustment: 25o
Seat Travel: 6.0"

Drive Train / Gear Ratios

Gear Ratio RPM MPH
1st 3.00:1 7200 58.517
2nd 2.15:1 7200 81.651
3rd 1.5:1 7200 117.033
4th 1.1304:1 7200 155.294
5th 0.8667:1 7200 202.557
6th 0.6452:1 7200 272.102
Final Drive Ratio: 3.4444:1 - Engine RPM @ 60 mph in 6th Gear:1550

Ultimate Aero Dynamics

Coefficient of Drag (Cd): 0.357
Frontal Area: 19.0 sq. ft.
Belly Pan: Complete flat belly pan with rear Venturi tunnels.

Chassis & Body

Layout: Mid-Engine/Rear Drive
Body/Frame: Carbon Fiber/Composite/Steel
Space Frame
Brakes: Front: 14.0" Vented Slotted Discs/8-Piston Caliper.
Rear: 14.0" Vented Slotted Discs/6-Piston Caliper.
Wheels: Forged 3-Piece Alloy 19x9-1/2" Front, 20x13" Rear
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
Front: 235 35 (YR)19.
Rear: 335 30 (YR)20.
Steering: Rack and Pinion, Assisted
Turns, Lock to Lock: 2.5
Turning Circle: 41.6 ft.
Suspension: Front: Unequal Length Upper and Lower A-Arms, Coil Over Springs, Remote Reservoir-Adjustable Penske Coil-Over Shocks, Cab Controlled Air Lift, Anti-Roll Bar.

Rear: Unequal Lengths Upper Rocker and Lower A-Arm, Adjustable Coil-Over Springs, Remote Reservoir-Adjustable Penske Coil-Over Shock, Anti-Roll Bar.

Standard Equipment

Includes: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Mirrors, Tilt-Steering, Cab-Controlled Front Air Lift, 10 Speaker Premium Audio, CD/DVD System w/ 7.5" DVD Screen, Automatic Backup Camera, Navigation
Instrumentation: 260 mph Speedometer, 8000 rpm Tachometer, Sequential Shift Lights, Horsepower Gauge, Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Fuel Level, Voltage

Warranty Information

Basic Warranty: 1 Year / Unlimited Miles
Powertrain: 1 Year / Unlimited Miles
Rust-Through: N/A

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Exhibition at Dubai International Motorshow

DUBAI, UAE (11/02/2009)

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

Held once every two years and popularly known as the Dubai Motor Show, The Middle East International Motor Show is the single largest international automotive event in the Middle East. Stretching across over 11 exhibition halls of The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 2007 show r...

Exhibition at Luxurion World Mumbai

MUMBAI, INDIA (10/26/2009)

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

LUXURION WORLD 2009 is the Showcase of Ultra Luxury, most exquisite, products and services from across the Globe with the focus on India's niche Luxury market. The Show is FIRST of its kind in India and being organized in Mumbai the Entertainment HUB and Financial Capital of India.

The presence of P...

Ultimate Aero 15% horsepower increase

WEST RICHLAND, WA (December 10, 2008)

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

After holding the “World’s Fastest Production Car” for the past year, the Shelby SuperCars’ Ultimate Aero is receiving several refinements for the 2009 model year. The SSC engineering team equipped the 2009 Ultimate Aero with a 15% increase in horsepower, a revamped...

1 year Anniversary of the Production Speed Record

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 wi...

Three changes announced for Ultimate Aero in 2008

For Release On: 03/03/2008

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

Shelby SuperCars introduces three changes to the Ultimate Aero for 2008. The 2008 Ultimate Aero will now utilize an engine block cast specifically for the Ultimate Aero. It will come standard with SSC designed custom HRE Monoblok wheels. Finally it will sport a state of the art Azentek computer infot...

SSC Ultimate Aero speed record in Guinness world records

For Release On: 10/09/2007

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

Guinness World RecordsTM verified today that Shelby SuperCars’ (SSC) Ultimate Aero is officially the "Fastest Production Car" in the world. This is the first time the production speed record title has been held by a United States auto manufacturer since the Ford GT40 claimed the record in 1967. Guinness’ stric...

SSC Ultimate Aero breaks production car world speed record

For Release On: 09/13/2007

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

West Richland, Washington - Shelby Supercars (SSC), manufacturer of the ultra high-performance Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo, set the new "World’s Fastest Production Car" record earlier today with an average top speed of 256.18 mph. Confident of the 1183 hp vehicle’s abilities, SSC set out to ...

SSC Ultimate Aero charging towards world's fastest production car record

For Release On: 08/01/2007

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

West Richland, Washington - Shelby SuperCars (SSC), manufacturer of the world’s most powerful production car, the Ultimate Aero, announced today that speed testing for the title "World's Fastest Production Car" will be finalized by the end of August. Speed testing is being conducted in the comp...

Ultimate Aero achieves 241.4 mph during transmission durability testing

For Release On: 07/24/2007

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

West Richland, Washington - Since our first speed/durability test on March 21st, we have successfully completed a second and third session which has further confirmed our design specifications in real-world settings. As the SSC development team walks through the testing checklist of safety and durabi...

Ultimate aero enjoys successful test run in Nevada

For Release On: 03/21/2007

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

WENDOVER, NEVADA - Although an unanticipated snowstorm forced us to change our plans we are very pleased with the results of our first ever high speed test session. We were able to confirm powertrain and aerodynamic characteristics of the Ultimate Aero in regards to high speed. The 1183 hp power plan...

SSC Ultimate Aero specifications sheet

Engine:

Type: Aluminium Block and Heads (V-8)

Displacement: 387.2 cu.in.

Bore x Stroke: 4.125” x 3.620”

Compression Ratio: 8.975:1

Horsepower: 1183 bhp @ 6950 rpm

Torque: 1094 lb./ft. @ 6150 rpm

Redline: 7200 rpm

Fuel Injection: Electronic Sequential Port

Weight: 422 lbs

Oil: SAE 5W/30 Fully Synthetic Racing

Induction System: Sequential, multi-port fuel injection.

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