SSC Ultimate Aero TT
Until very recently, SSC was difficult to take seriously. This obscure American company has been making outlandish claims about the Aero for years, no doubt much to the supercar establishment’s amusement. But on 22 March 2007 the sniggering stopped, as SSC’s latest TT evolution ran 230mph on a coned-off Nevada highway, an opening salvo in its attempt at the Veyron’s top speed record. 230mph not nearly enough? Then consider this was at 56 percent throttle in top gear, during a test that was interrupted by snow (!), and over only two miles of suitable tarmac. NASA wind-tunnel testing and on-road data suggests 270mph+ is the ultimate potential. Flipping heck.
The SSC Ultimate Aero TT’s 6.2-litre twin-turbo V8 produces 1183bhp and 1096lb ft of torque. It spins its wheels at 190mph in sixth gear. Number one on our list of most powerful? Oh yeah.
- 0-62mph in 2.8secs