8th Generation Honda Civic Forum banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
19,589 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Shelby Supercars-no relation to Carrol Shelby, producer of the Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo, is the world's fastest production car with a top speed of 255.83 mph. It beat the Bugatti Veyron by 3.11 mph and the Konigsegg CCR by 13.83 mph. The run was done on public roads in Washington state. The Chevrolet motor btw has 1183 hp and 961 ft. lbs. of torque and could spin the wheels in 6th gear at 190 mph!












Here's the story:
WEST RICHLAND, WA (SEPT 13, 2007) - Shelby Supercars (SSC), manufacturer of the ultra high-performance Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo, set the new 'World's Fastest Production Car' record earlier today with an average top speed of 255.83 mph. Confident of the 1183 hp vehicle's abilities, SSC set out to validate their top speed claim in accordance with the strict guidelines set by Guinness World Records. Among other requirements, in order to meet Guinness’ approval, a vehicle testing for the top speed record must drive down the course, turn around, and make a second pass in the opposite direction within one hour. The vehicle's official top speed is calculated by averaging the top speeds of each pass in order to negate any favorable road or weather conditions. Today, on a temporarily-closed two lane stretch of public highway in Washington State, the Ultimate Aero posted a top speed of 257.11 mph (413.83 kph) on its first pass and 254.55 mph (409.71 kph) on its return pass, yielding a new top speed record: a staggering 255.83 mph (411.76 kph). The data, collected by Dewetron's world-renowned GPS tracking system, will be verified by Guinness before the Ultimate Aero is officially crowned the ''World's Fastest Production Car.'' This breaks the current official record held by the Koenigsegg CCR at 242 mph by 13.83 mph and the Bugatti Veyron's unofficial speed of 253 mph by 3.11 mph.

http://www.supercars.net/cars/3621.html
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,370 Posts
I never heard of this car. What are the specs? How many cylinders? Only two turbos compared to the Bugatti's four? Is it AWD? I was just wondering?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
19,589 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
It's a Chevy V8, rwd.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,442 Posts
I wish my civic could hit 255mph lmaooo jk. Thats hot. I wonder how much one of these will run for. It will be painfully mistaken for a lambo though, only that its a LOT faster
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,643 Posts
that front end reminds me of another suprecar... cant remember the
name...looks kinda weird but from the side looks quite nice. i like the
wheels they used too.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
11,200 Posts
kenchan said:
that front end reminds me of another suprecar... cant remember the
name...looks kinda weird but from the side looks quite nice. i like the
wheels they used too.

might as well get the italian version..i think it has better pannel fittment as well. :lildevil:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,126 Posts
I don't get why people buy these cars... where can you even use all the power?

A rolls you can justify a bit as a luxury status item but these supercars have no practicality.

But I guess showing how impractical you are is whats in.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
11,200 Posts
GoHuskies said:
I don't get why people buy these cars... where can you even use all the power?

A rolls you can justify a bit as a luxury status item but these supercars have no practicality.

But I guess showing how impractical you are is whats in.
whaaa? you saying there is such a thing as too much power??!?!?!?!?

your not a car guy!!!!!!!!!

BAN!!!!!!!!!!
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,722 Posts
TKR definatly did 270mph. but all BS aside id still trade it all for a koenigsegg i mean just look at it.


 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top