The SSC Ultimate Aero will soon reach the end of its production phase that will be concluded with this XT limited edition.
SSC North America has announced this week that the production of the Ultimate Aero will soon come to an end, but before it will be retired there's going to be a limited-run XT special edition as the last hurrah for the hypercar that when it came out it was the fastest car in the world. The reason why SSC will stop making this model is because in the near future they'll launch the Tuatara that promises to unleash 1,350 hp (1006 kW / 1368 PS).
Back to this Ultimate Aero XT, it is motivated by a huge twin-turbocharged, mid-engined V8 6.9-liter, dual-intercooled engine that pumps out an impressive 1,300 hp (969 kW / 1318 PS) at 6,800 rpm. All those ponies are sent to the back wheels with the help of a 7-speed gearbox with paddle shifters. The hypercar tips the scales at just 2,800 lbs (1,270 kg) and is capable of producing a whopping 1,004 lb.-ft (1359 Nm).
The SSC Ultimate Aero XT special edition will be able to perform the 0-62 mph sprint in just 2.65 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 273 mph (439 km/h). The company's founder Jarod Shelby said that they plan on making only five units of the hypercar, with each one featuring an owner specific paint finish that SSC won't use in the future.
There are no details at the moment regarding the price tag of the hypercar.