SSC Challenges World Record Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

You may have heard that some Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has taken the title World’s Fastest Production Car. The hypercar took it away from the American-built SSC Ultimate Aero which held the fastest production car time at 256mph. As a response the guys over at Shelby SuperCars have released a statement celebrating Bugatti and hinting a new version which could take back the record.

We would sincerely like to congratulate Bugatti… When the Ultimate Aero broke the record in 2007, we knew it was just a matter of time until it was broken by someone else.

Interesting fact is that Jason Castriota – responsible for both the Bertone Mantide and Pininfarina P4/5 – will be the chief designer.

We’ve been working on a new project to debut before the end of the summer. Not much can be said at this time except that we’ll be upping the ante on all fronts. Having famed American designer Jason Castriota as our lead design enables SSC to reflect its engineer and performance in its aesthetics. It’s impossible for us to be more thrilled about having him on board and we’re anxious to show the world what we have up our sleeve.

The new car could make its debut later this summer trying to regain the ‘fastest car’ crown. Stay tuned for more information on the new SSC.

[Via Jalopnik]

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  1. i agree with the authority figure, the ssc is just more insane besides theyve been producing veyron’s for awhile now he ssc is more rare and 100x more a viscious rabid beast rather than the tame monster bugatti

  2. swank’s right!
    The Bugatti Veyron is an engineering masterpiece. It is the product of true craftsmanship.
    The shelby supercar is made by some fat american hillbillies who live in the trees. It’s a piece of shit! It’s so vulgar and cliche and they just make it fast in a straight line because they can’t engineer anything better.

  3. SSC just goes fast, Veyron does that with ease, with reliability, over and over again, with more luxury and comfort than a rolls royce and it looks amazing

  4. I have to say that having seen reviews of both cars there is really no comparison other than the speed.

    Anyone can make a stripped out car go really fast, the do it in NASCAR all the time.

    But, as was said earlier, the Bugatti Veyron does it with style and finesse which is something you don’t see in the SSC.

    It’s like comparing the Vector W12 car to a Ferrari or Lamborghini.

  5. I totally agree with swank.American cars are mostly shit,they dont have the spirit of the European cars and they dont have the technology of the Japanese.

  6. “American cars are mostly shit”

    This used to be true, but take the ZR1, the new Mustang or the CTS-V: they are good looking, very powerful cars that handle well and they’re much cheaper than their european counterparts. Yes the SSC is technologically miles behind the Veyron, still the US manufacturers are making huge progress.


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