Once again, with its recent 268-mph record the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has put the Volkswagen Group’s French marque back at the top of the fastest production car charts. However, within days post this event, Shelby Supercars (SSC) declared publicly, making it widely known that it would be once again be offering vigorous support to top Bugatti. While the sports car community is already aware that SSC’s new model will be made known to the whole world this month, an image of the, to be unveiled and probably, the world’s next fastest production car has leaked.
There had been a quiet development of the world’s fastest sports car, the extreme machines by SSC. The company had planned to keep it a secret until the new sports car had leapt onto the global stage by topping the original Bugatti Veyron’s record-setting top-speed with a scorching 255.83-mph run. However, at this speed the sports car would have run at least 3.11 mph faster than the Veyron’s first generation Ultimate Aero, which held the top speed record at that time. You can easily find several images of the first generation Ultimate Aero pictured in the gallery on various Internet websites. The previous record stood for nearly two years until the Veyron Super Sport had broken up with a 268-mph averaged run last month.
The second-gen Ultimate Aero, which was on the rumor wheel, is believed and expected to be unveiled at Boeing’s Museum of Flight later this month because SSC will not be content to let its old records stand untouched. The second-gen Ultimate Aero is believed to be the world’s fastest car that will attempt to reclaim the record. The famed designer and architect of the Bertone Mantide, Jason Castriota, is the one who is designing the curves of the new super fast extreme machine. Jason Castriota is also known to have designed Maserati Birdcage and Gran Turismo.
No information with respect to the specs or figures on this extreme machine is out yet. However, some details are unveiled over this month end along with the “full-scale design model”. The experts in the automobile industry believe and expect the car to be jam packed with features and might. It is believed that this extreme machine will significantly hold more than the 1,183 horsepower as compared to the previous record-holding Ultimate Aero TT model. The other feature of the new power machine will include much-improved aerodynamics. The Veyron Super Sport’s 1,200 horsepower and NACA-ducted package otherwise may not be topped by the new sports car.
If you observe the leaked photographs carefully, it would reveal a clear influence from the Mantide along with much more aerodynamic design than its predecessor i.e. the first generation Ultimate Aero.
It can only be said that the new extreme machine will be “upping the ante on all fronts.” So stay tuned with us while we bring the latest breaking news about this power machine.