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YeOldeStonecat
10-10-08, 09:00 AM
Haven't been up on the automotive world lately....but this months Popular Mechanics Jay Leno column covered the SSC Ultimate Aero

http://www.automotoportal.com/media/images/vijesti/070601004.10_mn.jpg

1180hp
Top speed is supposed to be just over 270mph, so far it's been officially clocked in the upper 250 range...stripping the Bugatti Veyrons title.
0-60 in 2.7something seconds

And according to Jay, based on his experience in driving it, it can actually be used as an everyday driver, quite "usable".

YARDofSTUF
10-10-08, 11:36 AM
Doesn't look too bad but unless it can be raised up I wouldn't want to use it as a daily driver.

Unholy
10-10-08, 12:58 PM
Unless you're using it to mow the grass I don't see it being much of a daily driver.

YeOldeStonecat
10-10-08, 02:36 PM
I don't think his point was ride height.....first pic could be misleading I guess, since it's in grass, looks lower than it really is.

http://www.2dayblog.com/images/2007/december/sscultimateaerotwinturbo_1.jpg

I think his point was....drivability on a daily basis, no extreme leg cramps from a super stiff clutch, the engine isn't finicky..it will pull with ease from stoplights, not overheat in traffic like many ultra exotic cars do, no 20 minute cool-down period required after extended hard trips like many exotics, doesn't need 10,000 dollar tuneups after ever 5,000 miles like some ultra exotics.

YARDofSTUF
10-10-08, 04:03 PM
Ground clearance is 4"

RoundEye
10-24-08, 01:19 AM
Watch this video, about 2:10 it sounds like a jet is coming by.

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opmharley
12-18-08, 05:00 AM
So this is the fastest car out there now?Looks pretty sweet.Cant wait to see exotics pushing 300+mph.Now they just have to raise the speed limit.