With top speed runs scheduled for 2006 in the current 1046hp ultimate aero, SSC is looking to end the speculation and wind tunnel estimates once and for all and are coming up with a 1200HP twin turbo aero to take the world top speed crown with a top speed closing 270 mph. The car will have a more aero dynamic body and even less weight than the 2700lbs Ultimate Aero. Runs are scheduled through out the summer of 2006 plus Road and Track and MotorTrend will test the ultimate aero with Car and Driver testing it in 2007.
Apprantly thinking that the 1200hp, 2600lbs aero wasnt fast enough, SSC wants to further guarantee that the aero will knock the Veyron and S7 off the top and are building a 1500+hp version with 2400lbs weight.
This car is RUMORED
to be the one that will run for the top speed record.
When will the horsepower & speed war end? Is this just the beginning of it all, or will this become the McLaren of the past decade.....