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Old 09-04-2010, 12:07 PM
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SSC Ultimate Aero II

So here it is: first images of brand new SSC Ultimate Aero II, designeb by Jason Castriota.

First running prototypes: mid 2011
Est. top speed: 280 mph = 450 km/h
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SSC Ultimate Aero II: First Photos Of America's Bugatti Fighter
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:56 PM
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Est. top speed: 280 mph = 450 km/h
Ow, just like the first one that could hit 430 but had a hard time even breaking the veyron's record?

It is looking incredible though
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:28 PM
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Holy crap! It no longer looks like ass.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:02 PM
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Ow, just like the first one that could hit 430 but had a hard time even breaking the veyron's record?

It is looking incredible though
It broke the VWs record on public roads on a day with 20+ mph winds, not on a multmillion dollar, groomed, perfectly straight track.

It does look a lot better than the old version, though.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:13 PM
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It broke the VWs record on public roads on a day with 20+ mph winds, not on a multmillion dollar, groomed, perfectly straight track.

It does look a lot better than the old version, though.
Their claim is pretty extreme though.

I am glad it doesn't look like a piece of shit anymore though.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:17 PM
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Their claim is pretty extreme though.

I am glad it doesn't look like a piece of shit anymore though.
True dat. I doubt they'll ever be able to accomplish it on roads, they'll need a dedicated track which they don't have the funds to build. Course the new veyron is claiming a speed they've never been able to hit, soo.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:21 PM
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They hit it in the new Veryon, they just speed limited the production cars.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:24 PM
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They hit it in the new Veryon, they just speed limited the production cars.
Ah, my bad. I misremembered that.
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...and I would say that looking like a car that was designed by a person and some CAD rather than a person and random parts of other cars taped to a dartboard is a plus.
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Not sure about the 280 mph. Just remember what the Bugatti engineer said afer the record run was done: "We don't know how much more speed the tires could take." That's wha the Bugatti's street version is limited, too. I don't doubt that it is technically and physically possible, but the tires are something they can't ignore. Which is why i doubt they will go 280.
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Veyron also weighs a lot.....I don't know how much this or the first one weighs, but its certainly not impossible if it is not burden like the the Veyron is. Much like Gordan Murray said about the Veyron. You can build a car that has the capability of the Veyron if you do it smarter. You don't need the quad turbo W16 with 1200 bhp to go that fast if you have better aero. VW engineers did a great job with Veyron, but a majority of their effort went into problem solving their design limitation based on the original concept. If they started with their performance target and clean slate to achieve that, the car likely would be a lot different....
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Looks good so far.

The Top Speed War continues...
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Looks good so far.

The Top Speed War continues...
What you mean is: the Dickwagging War continues, right?

Top speed is the ultimate dickwagging contest.
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Top speed is the ultimate dickwagging contest.
Agreed. Unless you're a Bonneville racer.
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Agreed. Unless you're a Bonneville racer.
Absolutely - that is entirely legitimate.
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