While 9ff have successfully topped the Bugatti Veyron's top speed of 252mph, they're still 1mph shy of the SSC Ultimate Aero TT's record. That must really sting. The 9ff GT9 will now go on sale, available for the bargain basement price of $854,000.
Just 20 GT9s will be made, so you'd better hurry if you're prepared to settle for second place. Based on a lengthened and chopped 911 GT3 body, the GT9 moves its twin-turbo 4.2-liter flat-six amidships. That engine now makes 987bhp and 711 lb/ft of torque. The entire car weighs in at just 1,326kg. Keepin all this in a straight line is only the driver's nerve and conservative use of the right foot, there's no traction or stability control. [via MotorAuthority]