2013 SSC Ultimate Aero XT
American manufacturer Shelby SuperCars (SSC) will release the special edition for 2013 SSC Ultimate Aero XT. SSC will only produce five unit for the XT model.
2013 SSC Ultimate Aero XT will be powered with 6.8 liter DOHC V8 twin-turbo engine which can produce maximum 1,300 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm and 1,004 pound-feet of torque @ 6,800 rpm. This model also borrowed Tuatara’s cooling system and fuel-delivery system which increase 13 horsepower but loss 108 pound-feet, which is odd. With this power and supported by 7-speed triple-disc carbon clutch transmission, Ultimate Aero XT believed can reach a record 273 mph in top speed and accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds.
The SSC Ultimate Aero XT gets a carbon fiber and aluminum construction which makes the overall weight at just 2,800 pounds. The body measures in at 174.4 inches long x 78.4 inches wide x 43 inches high. You get 44 percent of its body weight on the front axle and 56 percent on the rear. We had like to see it a little closer to the 50/50 mark, but at least the majority of the weight is over the rear axle.
The wheels are forged 1-piece alloy with the fronts measuring in at 19 x 9.5 inches and the rears measuring 20 x 13 inches. This forged alloy helps keep the unsprung weight low, which leads to better suspension control and better handling. Wrapped around these rims are a set of Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires. The fronts measure P235/35R19 and the rears measure P335/30R20.
There is no significant change in the interior. But from the pictures it looks like the colors are coded to match the exterior, though this is not confirmed by SSC. You get A/C, power windows, power mirrors, tilt steering, 7.5-inch LCD screen, a 10-speaker premium stereo system with a CD and DVD player. You also get a full-time rear-view camera and a navigation system.
SSC is currently accepting orders for 2013 SSC Ultimate Aero XT model, production time takes 4 months until delivery. Only five unit will be produced and while for the price will start around $750,000 – $850.000.