SSC, or Shelby SuperCars, was one of the supercar success stories of the mid-2000s. And not just because its breakout model, the Ultimate Aero TT, made it into limited production. In fact, the car broadsided the entire supercar establishment by nicking the road car top speed record in 2007, recording a 256mph vmax on a closed road in Washington State. The driver, Chuck Bigelow, was 71 years old at the time. The car held the title for three years, before Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport notched up 269mph.