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Country of origin:United States
Introduced in:2004
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionNew American car manufacturer ssC has blown away the competition with the introduction of the Aero SC/8T. The Aero's all-aluminium supercharged V8 produces 908bhp while maintaining a curb weight of only 2720 lbs creating a production car record and an incredibly low weight to horsepower ratio of only 2.99. From its first time on the track (Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, March 19, 2004) the Aero dazzled, posting times never before seen from a production car. And now with the upgraded horsepower and modified rear suspension for better weight transfer during launches, the Aero raised the bar (for all other super exotics) at its most recent track testing session. It took just 2.94 seconds to achieve 60mph from a standing start and a total of 10.44 seconds to blaze the quarter mile. The Aero tore up the tarmac at both ends of the strip posting a phenomenal 0-100mph-0 testing time of just 11.6 seconds. With these incredible documented speeds, ssC has launched the Aero into the forefront of super exotics, not just in America, but also worldwide.

Two early goals of the ssC design team were to challenge the production car speed record set by the McLaren F1 and to do so with a car that can comfortably accommodate the average size NFL lineman. Extensive aerodynamics testing has shown the Aero capable of flying inches from the Earth at 249mph. The ssC team plans to take the Aero above the McLaren record speed of 240mph in the near future. While in Phoenix for the Aero's initial track testing, several professional baseball players during Spring Training were given the opportunity to view the car and marveled at the spacious cabin, easily handling a man up to 300lbs. The owner of ssC, Jerod Shelby - no relation to Carroll - chose to keep the Aero under the car industry's radar for the last couple years because of problems he witnessed with other manufacturers premature claims. The Aero SC/8T made its U.S. debut at RM Auctions' famed Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction, August 12th-15th in Monterey, California.

The smooth lines of the carbon fiber composite body are more than just treats for the eye. The body's sleek shape along with the Aero's complete belly pan and rear Venturi tunnels create an amazingly low drag coefficient of just .3187 and work together to generate a careful combination of Aero-dynamics that keep the car on the ground at high speeds. But don't think for a second that the Aero is strictly about performance. The ssC team has produced extraordinary gas mileage ratings - 18 mpg city and 27mpg highway - from a powerplant engineered and assembled through a team effort with Blood Enterprises in Auburn, Wash.

The Aero sells for $239,000. In the elite club of 240-plus mph capable supercars, the Aero is priced hundreds of thousands under the nearest competitor. ssC plans a limited production run of only 25 cars, numbering every chassis to protect its collector value. When the Aero breaks the McLaren speed record, ensuring value will no longer be a concern.

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