2009 Shelby SSC Ultimate Aero – World’s Fastest Production Car Gets Refined
Shelby SuperCars‘ Ultimate Aero is officially the “World’s Fastest Production Car.” So, what do you do when you are already top dog? For 2009, the folks at Shelby created a 1-piece billet engine block that improves structural integrity and oiling functionality and ups the power output 15% to 1287 horsepower with 1112 lb-ft of torque. This allows the 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero to reach 270 mph with a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.78 seconds. The new Aero has a special AeroBrake rear spoiler system that engages under heavy braking. The AeroBrake is finished in carbon fiber and raises up an addition 8 inches based on the amount of brake pressure applied. For driving around town, the Aerobrake can be disabled. The front fascia has been redesigned with an aggressive nose that houses carbon fiber louvres on the side intakes to pull an additional 20% airflow into the radiators for improved cooling.
The 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero also received a revised interior with carbon fiber on the updated dashboard, gauge cluster and steering wheel along with the air vents and door sills. There is also a new analog speedometer and tachometer with a sequential shift light built into the tachometer needle. The center console now includes a digital temperature control and tire pressure monitor as well as an Azantek PC base Infotainment unit. This is a very cool unit that provides PC capabilities and handles all of SSC’s onboard diagnostic software.
Source: Shelby Supercars