Ultimate Aero II seeks to reclaim title of world's fastest production car aiming for a top speed of 275 mph (443 km/h).

Here we have some additional pics of the SSC Ultimate Aero II.

The SSC (Shelby Super Cars) Ultimate Aero II sole raison d'être appears to be the world's fastest production car. The previous Ultimate Aero I once held the distinction, until it was superseded by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. The Ultimate Aero II is seeking to reclaim the title.

How will it do that?

By means of a 6.8 liter twin-turbo V8 producing a total of 1,350 bhp (1,007 kW / 1369 PS) and a very lightweight construction mainly of carbon fiber. The UA2's wheels are the world's first single-cast, carbon fiber rims and weigh under 13 pounds (5.9 kg).

That power plant will enable the 2,600 lb (1,179 kg) UA2 to flash from a standing start to 60 mph (96 km/h) in a mere 2.8 seconds - top speed will be 275 mph (443 km/h).

Maybe it's going to need to be fitted onto rails before it can hit 443 km/h while still maintaining aerodynamic stability.

All that power, though, does come at a cost. That is exactly $970,000 (€696,000) for the car.

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