SSC Ultimate Aero II: A Closer Look

The SSC Ultimate Aero II photos we showed you last month were just a glimpse of the car designed to take the title of "fastest production car" back from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Now we've got more detailed shots.

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Top Gear's been the only outlet to get their hands on the drivetrain-less rolling prototype, and they were nice enough to share some more detailed photos of the Jason Castriota-designed second-gen SSC Ultimate Aero.

The details here are important, because the car's similar to the original Ultimate Aero TT in many ways, including the triple-disc transmission and much of the engine. What's different is the new look, the single-piece carbon fiber wheels, active air-brake, and other details designed to push it over the 268 mph mark.