SSC Ultimate Aero and Venom GT unleashed
We head to Nevada in the 1287bhp Ultimate Aero and 1200bhp Venom GT for the ride of our lives...
Posted: 25 Oct 2012
As the speedo needle flashes past 200mph, I realise something truly unbelievable is happening: the little yellow car, still accelerating faster than a bullet, is producing so much torque that both rear wheels have broken traction and started to spin. What the...?
Easing back on the throttle, the turbo wastegates burst open and the Venom GT instantly regains its composure, like a bulldog that has just bitten your arm off then fallen asleep. Unlike me. I can't quite believe what just happened. I've driven pretty much every supercar on sale over the past 25 years, but not one of them has accelerated anything like the Venom. Not the Bugatti Veyron. Not even the Shelby Supercars Ultimate Aero, which I stepped out of just a few minutes before.