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
We've already drooled over its Castriota-designed form before, but we wanted to get all three cars together so you can see it in context of the before and after. It's going to be packing a new 9,400rpm, 1,340bhp engine under those be-winged carbon-fibre haunches, and there are a number of still-secret details which makes Jerod Shelby quietly confident he'll be in with a shout for the world's fastest car.
Not that ultimate speed is only what the Tuatara is going to be about. Handling will be the central story at launch. "When we come out it's going to be Nürburgring first," says Shelby. "We are working with Michelin on a tyre rated for a new world record of speed. We'll be the first ones to have that. But it's also a tyre that we feel very confident we can use to break the Nürburgring record for our type of car."