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    SSC Aero

    SSC Aero

    Engine

    Type: Aluminium Block and Heads (V-8)
    Displacement: 382 cu.in.
    Bore x Stroke: 3.898 x 4.00"
    Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
    Horsepower: 787 bhp @ 6600 rpm
    Torque: 736 lb./ft. @ 5800 rpm
    Redline: 7200 rpm
    Fuel Injection: Electronic Sequential Port
    Weight: 428 lbs
    Oil: SAE 5W/30 Fully Synthetic Racing
    Induction System: Sequential, multi-port fuel injection. Supercharger with 8 psi boost pressure. Dual-forced air innercoolers.
    Fuel: Premium Unleaded - 92 Pump Octane

    Chassis and Body

    Layout: Mid-Engine/Rear Drive
    Body/Frame: Carbon Fiber/Composite/Steel Space Frame
    Brakes:
    Front: 14.0" Vented Slotted Discs/6-Piston Calliper
    Rear: 14.0" Vented Slotted Discs/6-Piston Calliper
    Wheels: Forged 3-Piece Alloy
    18x9-1/2" Front, 19x13" Rear
    Tires: Michelin Pilot Sports
    Front: 245 45 18
    Rear: 345 30 19
    Steering: Rack and Pinion, Assisted
    Turns, Lock to Lock: 2.5
    Turning Circle: 41.6 ft.
    Suspension:
    Front: Unequal Length Upper and Lower A-Arms
    Coil-Over Springs/Adjustable Tube Shocks
    Cab Controlled Air Lift
    Anti-Roll Bar

    Rear: Unequal Length Upper Rocker and Lower A-Arm
    Horizontally Opposed Adjustable Coil-Over Springs
    Adjustable Tube Shocks
    Anti-Roll Bar

    The Dynamics of the Aero

    Coefficient of drag (Cd): 0.371
    Frontal Area: 19.5 square feet
    Belly pan: Complete flat belly pan with rear Venturi tunnels.

    General Data

    Dry Weight: 2,850 lbs.
    Weight to Horsepower Ratio (lbs/hp): 3.71
    Weight distribution F/R:
    Front: 42%
    Rear: 58%
    Wheel Base: 105.2"
    Length: 176.2"
    Width: 82.7"
    Height: 43.0"
    Ground Clearance: 4.0"
    Trunk Space: 2.6 cu. ft.

    Accommodations

    Seating Capacity: 2
    Headroom: 38.5"
    Seat Width: 2 x 19"
    Leg Room: 47"
    Seat Bank Adjustment: 25 Degrees"
    Seat Travel: 6.0"

    Drivetrain

    Gear Ratio RPM MPH
    1st 3.82:1 7200 44.65
    2nd 2.15:1 7200 79.28
    3rd 1.56:1 7200 109.27
    4th 1.212:1 7200 140.63
    5th 0.973:1 7200 175.19
    6th 0.656:1 7200 259.75
    Final Drive Ratio: 3.44:1
    Engine RPM @ 60 Top Gear: 1550

    Instrumentation

    Gauges:
    260-mph Speedometer
    8000-rpm Tachometer
    Oil Pressure
    Water Temperature
    Fuel Level
    Volt
    Audio/Video:
    Navigation System
    10-Speaker Premium Audio/CD/DVD System
    7.5" Video/DVD Screen
    Automatic Back-Up Camera

    Standard Equipment

    Includes:
    Air-Conditioning
    Power Windows
    Power Mirrors
    Tilt-Steering
    Cab-Controlled Front Air Lift

    Record-breaking Times

    0 to 60 mph: 2.94 seconds
    1/4 mile: 10.98 seconds at 138 mph
    Skidpad: 1.03 g
    0 to 100 mph to 0: 11.66
    60 mph to 0 (braking): 103 feet

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    Also see SSC Ultimate Aero
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    Last edited by Vaigra; 03-31-2006 at 02:59 AM.
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    what the hell is that

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    According to R&T the Aero speeds are taken from wind tunnel tests and not real life

    Any idea if/when they are doing proper tests in the real world on accepted tests tracks using agreed procedures ? ( It's got quite a high Cd*frontal to push 250+mph )
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    Unfortunately the SSC site is very basic, featuring a few images, a few vids and some specs and that's pretty much it. There's no information on the testing itself or of any future testing plans.
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    Unfortunately this is a repost, Vaigra.


    EDIT: Apparently its not a repost at all since the other thread was deleted! Apologies.
    Last edited by McLareN; 03-31-2006 at 04:32 AM.

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    there's the aero and the ultimate aero. the ultimate's got 1046 hp at 6950 rpm and 821 lb-ft of torque at 6200 rpm. they're estimating 273 mph from this thing, key word being estimating.

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    273mph is bullshit ... fact. And this must be old ... none of the record breaking times are records. The Ultima GTR does 0-100-0 in 9.8 seconds.

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    the car isnīt old but itīs claims seem to be just PR stunt (as seen many times before by very small companies). and it looks rather hideous.
    a very fast (top speed and acellaration wise) car that looks good as to be de CCR or the Veyron!!!
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    It couldn't even run at the SSCC, because it couldn't get enough air in to run the engine, IIRC it was only making less than 20% of its power
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