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Shelby SuperCars Plots A Comeback With Evolved Tuatara Hypercar 2
Posted by Carscoops Staff in new cars, SSC, SSC Tuatara on 01 2nd, 2018

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about SCC, but it looks to be plotting a comeback.

Short for Shelby SuperCars, the Richland, Washington-based company brought us the SSC Aero, a crude but supremely fast supercar that, in Ultimate spec, held the record for the fastest production car in the world for several years, until Bugatti beat it with the Veyron Super Sport.

In 2011, SSC previewed its plans for the future in the form of the Tuatara. Penned by former Pininfarina/Bertone designer Jason Castriota, the SSC Tuatara wrapped dramatic, cutting-edge styling around a 6.9-liter twin-turbo V8 said to be good for 1,350 horsepower.

Unfortunately, the hypercar never entered production, but a short while ago the company updated its long-dormant website and social media feeds with this teaser image. Obscured as it is, the image ostensibly makes the tacit promise that the Tuatara will, in the end, make it to the street, albeit probably in some evolved form.

We’ll have to wait to find out more, but the promise of a new American hypercar to challenge the Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Agera RS and Hennessey’s forthcoming Venom F5 is enough to get our saliva glands going.

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Supercar Builder SSC Drops Shelby Name 27
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Kurt, News, Shelby SuperCars, SSC on 01 27th, 2012

The SSC Ultimate Aero. Image: SSC

Even for those of us in the business, it occasionally got confusing: there was Shelby, which was really Shelby American, and there was Shelby SuperCars, which had nothing to do with Shelby. Shelby American, located in Nevada, builds fast-but-pricey Mustangs and continuation Cobras with Carroll Shelby’s stamp of approval. Shelby SuperCars, located in Washington, builds the SSC Ultimate Aero, the cars that (briefly) took fastest-car-in-the-world honors away from the Bugatti Veyron.

Shelby SuperCars was founded by Jerod Shelby, who shares no lineage with Carroll Shelby. We probably don’t need to tell you that Carroll Shelby wasn’t happy about another performance automobile brand with a shared name, so the two companies have finally come to terms on nomenclature. According to Left Lane News, Shelby SuperCars will now be known only by its common name, SSC.

In SSC’s defense, the brand has always emphasized SSC over Shelby SuperCars, so there really isn’t much of a change. Formally adopting the SSC moniker will allow the company to build a new corporate identity strategy that avoids confusion with any other brands.

SSC is hard at work on its latest project, the 1,350 horsepower Tuatara, which it hopes will again take top dog honors back from Bugatti. We’re confident SSC will reach that goal, because with a name like Tuatara, you’d better be fast.

eGarage Evokes A New Way of Portraying Exclusive Automotive Culture 30
Posted by Darryl in Automotive, Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg CCX, News, SSC, SSC Ultimate Aero on 03 30th, 2011

Automotive Enthusiasts, dreamers and the owners of some of the most delectable automobiles in the world will have a new way to look at how the Automobile is portrayed – on a new site called eGarage.

eGarage.com will envelope a new exclusive network not for just exotic cars and owners, but for those enthusiasts who enjoy the likings of all aspects of the automotive culture. For those with a hunger for vintage, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, race cars, sports cars, Imports and of course, Exotics and Super Cars, eGarage aims to provide fulfillment in a variety of ways.

eGarage.com, through various online social networks, has already proved that they are serious about displaying a wide selection of car-centric awesomeness – just check out the photos of the modified Koenigsegg CCX and SSC Ultimate Aero.

The creative automotive aficionados at eGarage see the car as something more than a mode of transportation. It is more of a heart-felt way of life, something that, if portrayed through the right medium, will bring out certain emotions and leave you yearning for more. If this describes you at all, then the crew at eGarage welcomes you to bookmark their upcoming eGarage.com site and LIKE them on Facebook.

[image sources: Albert Manduca for eGarage via NorthWest Auto Salon]

Ultimate Aero II looks Set for a Record-Breaking Spell 12
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Bugatti, SSC, Super car news, Ultimate Aero II, V8 engine, Veyron Supersport on 10 12th, 2010

More pictures of the Ultimate Aero II have been spotted; and added details garnered from latest talk on the model. It has been confirmed that confirm that the vehicle is using a 6.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, giving the car 1,350 hp, and the ability to get to top speeds of 275 mph. Price has been set at $970,000.

The car is reputed to be the one that will bring back to Shelby Super Cars the glory of once again holding the production car speed record that Bugatti snatched away through the making of the Veyron Supersport. The Aero II is SSC’s response to that challenge.

The Aero II is lighter than the Veyron and weighs just 2,600 pounds – helped by wheels that are the world’s first one-piece carbon-fiber units.

This coupled with several other engineering feats – which have the car using carbon fiber all over – except for the aluminum bracing that has been placed – make this a lightweight speed machine.

With a power –weight ratio that is almost double that of the Veyron, this is one car that is sure to set a record.


(Via Autoblog)

Top Gear Reveals More of SSC Ultimate Aero II 9
Posted by Larry in Automotive, News, SSC, SSC Ultimate Aero II, Top Gear on 09 9th, 2010

Automotive enthusiasts all over the world are anticipating the full revelation of the new SSC Ultimate Aero II since it is slated as being the new ‘world’s fastest production car’. Top Gear will be featuring this monster as they have hinted at it once again on the new magazine cover and image of the SSC Ultimate Aero II’s rear end.

[source: Top Gear]

SSC Ultimate Aero II Aims to Take World’s Fastest Production Car Record 7
Posted by Larry in Automotive, SSC, SSC Ultimate Aero II, video on 09 7th, 2010

Youtube video image of SSC Ultimate Aero II

Jalopnik was able to capture a couple leaked images of the upcoming SSC Ultimate Aero II supercar which is slated to take the world’s fastest production car record from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which holds it at 267.81 mph. At one time the SSC (Shelby Supercar) Ultimate Aero TT held the world’s fastest production car record at 256mph.

During a private ceremony in Monterey, the Ultimate Aero II was revealed. The official launch of the new Ultimate Aero II is set to be next week along with an appearance in Top Gear magazine.

The new SCC Ultimate Aero II is rumored to have a 6.8-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 1,350hp at 9,000rpm and a top speed of 275mph.

Head over to Jalopnik for the actual leaked images.

[source: Jalopnik]

Teaser videos below of the SSC Ultimate Aero II. Enjoy!

Jason Castriota unveils the new SSC Ultimate Aero and Kinetic Fin captures reactions.