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  1. #1
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    Aug 2004

    SSC Aero

    SSC Aero


    Type: Aluminium Block and Heads (V-8)
    Displacement: 382
    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
    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.
    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.


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


    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


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

    Standard Equipment

    Power Windows
    Power Mirrors
    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

    Also see SSC Ultimate Aero
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    Last edited by Vaigra; 03-31-2006 at 02:59 AM.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Perth, Australia
    what the hell is that

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    nr Edinburgh, Whisky-soaked Scotland
    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 )
    Last edited by Matra et Alpine; 03-31-2006 at 03:02 AM.
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  4. #4
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    Aug 2004
    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.
    Audi humbles Porsche. A new dawn starts today.

    Being nice since 2007.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    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.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    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.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2004
    East Sussex, England
    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.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    lisbon, portugal
    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!!!
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    - George Bernard Shaw

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Sydney, Down Under
    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
    Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death...
    – Hunter Thompson

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