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SSC Ultimate Aero II: First Photos Of America's Bugatti Super Sport Fighter



SSC Ultimate Aero II: First Photos Of America's Bugatti FighterThese exclusive first photos show the SSC Ultimate Aero II, the second generation of America's fastest supercar. It's gotta new look and a new mission: reclaim the title of world's fastest production car from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

There once was a time where the American-built SSC Ultimate Aero TT was the world's fastest production car, hitting 256 mph with its 1,183-hp 6.2-liter V8. In fact, it was just a few weeks ago. But then ze Germans stepped in to steal the record with their fancy Veyron Super Sport and its 268 mph top speed. As soon as it happened the folks at Shelby SuperCars suddenly started talking about their plans for an even more ultimate Aero.



SSC Ultimate Aero II: First Photos Of America's Bugatti FighterAccording to a tipster, these are the first two photos of the new SSC Ultimate Aero II. Its a major leap forward compared to the purposeful-yet-derivative styling of the original, taking the angular look now Saab designer Jason Castriota used on the Stile Bertone Mantide and combining it with the wind tunnel-formed sexy-slipperiness of the Ferrari P4/5 for a look familiar to übercar enthusiasts yet a stand-out from both previous looks.

There's also now video of the car being unveiled for a select few individuals during the Pebble Beach Concours that was just posted to YouTube. In it, you can see the silver Saab Castiota drove around in during the festivities. The video also shows company founder Jarrod Shelby saying they'll have full-scale running prototypes mid-year 2011. He also goes on to promise the design "will not get watered down." Unfortunately, the video doesn't show the car. Fortunately, we've got pictures of it.

SSC Ultimate Aero II: First Photos Of America's Bugatti Fighter


No word yet on exactly what's planned for the inside of this land-based jet fighter, but these photos of the first full-sized mock up are apparently from a shoot for a big European car mag and thus we'll hear more when they either release the magazine or freak out and publish everything early online.

Until then, we're content to drool at the pretty pictures.

Courtesy of jalopnik.com

Something interesting I noticed:
When SSC took the record from Bugatti, they took it by only a few MPH. When Bugatti took it from SSC and Koenigsegg, they eclipsed it by 11+ MPH.

First Koenigsegg takes it at 240.7, then Bugatti takes it at 253.81, then SSC at 256.14, then Bugatti again at 267.81
 

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Simply amazing!
 

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Jalopnik released a pic and Video of the Unveiling of the Up and Coming Ultimate Aero II recently and MTK, SS and FredSF were there first hand to check it out. So tell us guys...What was it like??

Check out the video and see if you can spot the crew :clap:

 

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Always bringing the thunder. thanks to our poster boyz Empty, Fred and Mr. SS. there is no better team.
 

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great party, awesome unveil-
the new aero knocked me out of my socks....
can't wait to drive one ;)

out of respect for Jason and Jared this is the only pic i snapped . . .


a couple of the wheels:
100% Carbon wheels by Carbon Revolution


 

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I think it's gorgeous . . . Here's hoping it'll keep the same transmission!
 

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LOL. He's a friend from back home. Have had some fun times. They have some amazing cars, F50, 2 F40'S, ENZO, 333 SP, McLAREN F1 etc.....
 

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Put it this way... A weekend at Pebble is always an automotive orgy, a euphoric dip into the best of the best spanning all marques and all vintages. From the 250TR not selling at auction, to seeing the 918, to driving a Veyron.... and the only thing most of us talked about all weekend was how badass this car was.
 

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After seeing the current SSC in person this last year I can only imagine how awsome this new one will be!
 
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