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
Both of those are on our mind, as we are staging something of a challenge of our own. Now that Bugatti has raised the bar on the world-record top speed for a production car, and taken the Veyron's performance to the sticky edge of its envelope, the job of bringing it back to the US lies at the feet of one of these two proud-to-be-American companies: tuner extraordinaire Hennessey Performance and hypercar manufacturer Shelby Supercars.
On paper, their approaches look very similar. Both of them run hugely turboed bespoke V8 motors producing more than 1,200bhp and over 1,000lb ft of torque.