Shelby Supercars unveils refined 2009 Ultimate Aero that gets a 15% increase in horsepower and a new top speed of 270 mph (434 km/h).
2008 year model had 1183 hp and it successfully held the “World’s Fastest Production Car” title for the past year. Now with extra 104 hp they have made it even harder for competitors to snatch the title. Closest company they should worry about is 9ff who is working on a 1120 hp GT9R.
More horses are available thanks to the newly designed 1-piece billet aluminum engine block that improves structural integrity and oiling capabilities.
SSC also revamped front fascia design, added the AeroBrakeTM rear spoiler system that deploys when you hit the brakes and upgraded the interior.
Detailed press release below:
After holding the “World’s Fastest Production Car” title for the past year, the Shelby SuperCars’ Ultimate Aero is receiving several refinements for the 2009 model year. The SSC engineering team equipped the 2009 Ultimate Aero with a 15% increase in horsepower, a revamped front fascia design, and an array of important interior upgrades. The most substantial change is an SSC-designed, 1-piece billet aluminum engine block. A milestone for the limited-production automobile manufacturer, the new block improves structural integrity and oiling capabilities allowing SSC to boost the power output to 1287 horsepower while improving durability.
2009 SSC Ultimate Aero