SSC building its last Ultimate Aero, Tuatara slated for 2013

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."

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