The actual world record-breaking SSC Ultimate Aero is up for sale on eBay at a minimum price of US$100,000. How much for the world's fastest car? Let's watch and see.
As the motoring world keeps celebrating the speed achievements of the Bugatti Veyron, the lesser known SSC Ultimate Aero actually holds the official World's Fastest Production Car record. The record was endorsed by Guinness World Records in 2007.
And for a minimum of US$100,000 anyone can place their bid for ownership of the Ultimate SSC Ultimate Aero on eBay. The car on auction is the actual Shelby Supercars-built vehicle used in breaking the speed record. Previous official holders were car celebrities like the 1932 Duesenberg SJ, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, the 1986 Porsche 959, a 1990 Lamborghini Diablo, a 1994 McLaren F1 and a 2005 Bugatti Veyron.
Powering this supercar is a 6.4-litre V8 twin turbo engine that produces 1183bhp (882kW) and 1,094 ft-lbs of torque. The engine is mid-placed and drive is through the rear wheels which are forged 3-piece alloy wheels measuring 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the back. They are wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport tyres.
Performance is astounding to say the least. The 0 - 60mph time is completed in 2.78 seconds. It covers the quarter mile in 9.9 seconds at a speed of 144mph (232km/h) and the top speed is a record-breaking 257.41 mph (414km/h).
The interior is fitted with plush equipment fit for a US$100,000-plus car. Gadgets like a 10-speaker DVD music system, a 7.5-inch screen, satellite navigation system and an automatic backup camera can be found inside.