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SSC building its last Ultimate Aero, Tuatara slated for 2013

 SSC building its last Ultimate Aero, Tuatara slated for 2013
SSC Ultimate Aero XT 07.12.2012

The last hurrah for a former world record holder

SSC North America, formerly known as Shelby SuperCars, has announced they have begun construction on their last Ultimate Aero - an XT Special Edition.

Originally announced in August, the model features a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 6.9-liter V8 engine that produces 1,300 bhp (969 kW) and 1,004 lb-ft (1,359 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed SMG transmission which enables the 2,800 lb (1,270 kg) supercar to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.65 seconds, 0-322 km/h (200 mph) in 15.65 seconds and onto a top speed of 439 km/h (273 mph).

In a statement SSC North America founder Jerod Shelby said "This is the last of the Ultimate Aero legacy and the customer is extremely excited to be the owner of the last one ever built. I have to admit that I am a little sad to know this is the last Ultimate Aero to roll off the line, but that feeling is overshadowed by the excitement I have for the upcoming release of the Tuatara - the future of the company."

Source: SSC via Motor Authority

SSC Announces Production of Ultimate Aero XT Chassis #5

WEST RICHLAND, WA (12/06/2012)

SSC North America, the American supercar manufacturer and creator of the Guinness World Record breaking Ultimate Aero, recently offered a "Limited Edition" five car production run of the Ultimate Aero to enthusiasts worldwide. This ultra-extreme and final edition showcases some key assemblies that will be featured in the upcoming Tuatara, which is scheduled to deliver to first customers in 2013.

"We are excited that the last Ultimate Aero to be produced, chassis #5, is now committed," says Jerod Shelby, Founder, Lead Designer and CEO of SSC. "This is the last of the Ultimate Aero legacy and the customer is extremely excited to be the owner of the last one ever built. I have to admit that I am a little sad to know this is the last Ultimate Aero to roll off the line, but that feeling is overshadowed by the excitement I have for the upcoming release of the Tuatara - the future of the company."

During the manufacturing of the final Ultimate Aero XT, SSC will be posting exclusive pictures on their website and on Facebook, so supercar enthusiasts can experience the assembly process of this incredible car.

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SnakesInMyPants
Are the pictures telling me that the owners hate this car so much that they would just leave it stranded on the road next to a couple of tornadoes?
Dec 8, 2012 7:15 pm
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joelynn
OK it is fast, but I don't really think it's desirable because- as everyone says- it doesn't feel professional... I hope the Torturer (or whatever ;-) ) is better
Dec 8, 2012 10:18 am
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ucplayer
Won't be missed.
Dec 8, 2012 9:56 am
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ash_UK
Side view - I see the profile of a Diablo (with Veyron wheels) Rear view - I see a koenigsegg (but ugly!) Front view - I don't know but i know I dont like it! I have never cared how fast this car goes because it just has no class AT ALL! It is un-original, looks like a kit car (as mentioned), nothing special. Good bye!
Dec 7, 2012 5:31 pm
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ertahaz_hossain
Actually, it is based on a Diablo chassis.
Dec 8, 2012 5:44 am
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ash_UK
Really? i didn't know that. Not too sure what to make of that either as I just started high school around the time the diablo came out...well over 20yrs ago!! I guess it must have been a damn good chassis.
Dec 8, 2012 12:03 pm
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uberzero
To be specific, this car started as a heavily modified Diablo kit car.
Dec 10, 2012 6:32 am
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SorryMyBadEnglish
That is a kit car. No more, no less.
Dec 7, 2012 3:26 pm
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Ceramic Rabbit
...
Dec 7, 2012 4:14 pm
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GRAVE
It looks like a supercar from the 90s. Who's going to pay around $700k for this car!
Dec 7, 2012 2:41 pm
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Ceramic Rabbit
people who dont care about looks and want to poop on veyrons and koenigseggs but don't want to spend over $700k?
Dec 7, 2012 4:14 pm
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GRAVE
If that is the reason then buy a GTR and take it to AMS and they will tranform it into a Veyron killer with less than 50% of the SSC price.
Dec 7, 2012 9:14 pm
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Ceramic Rabbit
because buying a hopped up GTR is totally original
Dec 8, 2012 1:07 am
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