Imagine these car drawings going 1,000 mph

The team behind Thrust SSC — the world's fastest land vehicle — have been working hard to ready their even faster 1,000+ mph BLOODHOUND SSC. And they have the 3D drawings to prove it'll be the fastest hybrid car ever conceived. » 4/12/11 4:00pm 4/12/11 4:00pm

Sir Mix-A-Lot: "What's The Best Color For An SSC?"

Welcome to Jalopnik's Star Car Genius Bar, where we answer celebrity questions about cars because it's obvious they can't do it alone. Our first query? Sir Mix-A-Lot asked us what's the best color for the Shelby SSC Ultimate Aero II. » 11/24/10 2:00pm 11/24/10 2:00pm

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. » 10/11/10 2:30pm 10/11/10 2:30pm

SSC Ultimate Aero II Has Alien Balls

Based on this first look at the the SSC Ultimate Aero II's rump we have reason to believe this 275-mph supercar may be from another planet. Just look at its "alien balls" exhaust pod. [TopGear] » 9/08/10 5:15pm 9/08/10 5:15pm

SSC Ultimate Aero II Aims For 275 MPH

The SSC Ultimate Aero II, which you saw exclusively first on Jalopnik, is aiming for a Bugatti-besting top speed of 275 mph with the help of a 6.8-liter twin-turbo V8 according to Top Gear. » 9/06/10 12:30pm 9/06/10 12:30pm

SSC Ultimate Aero II: First Photos Of America's Bugatti Fighter

These exclusive first photos show the SSC Ultimate Aero II, the second generation of America's fastest supercar. It's gotta new look and a new mission: reclaim the title of world's fastest production car from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. UPDATE » 9/04/10 1:05am 9/04/10 1:05am

Intel Atom Joins the Bloodhound Gang

Another piece of the rocket-powered Bloodhound 1000mph car jigsaw has popped into place, with chip-maker Intel announcing it'll be providing the car's brain. But rather than using the company's top-spec chips, Bloodhound will be powered using cheap Intel Atoms. » 7/20/10 9:15am 7/20/10 9:15am

SSC To Challenge Bugatti For New Fastest Production Car?

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport just snagged the title of "World's Fastest Production Car" away from the American-built SSC Ultimate Aero. Now the folks at Shelby SuperCars are hinting at a new, faster Aero to challenge the German behemoth. » 7/07/10 3:00pm 7/07/10 3:00pm

World's Fastest Production Car On Ebay, Priced At A Mere $640,100!

The very same Guinness-verified, "World's Fastest Production Car," official record-breaking, Veyron-besting-with-a-speed-of-256-MPH SSC Ultimate Aero is sitting on eBay right this moment. Unfortunately, there's no "Buy It Now" button. » 3/20/09 7:45am 3/20/09 7:45am

Ultimate Aero EV: SSC Plans To Build World's Fastest Electric…

Shelby SuperCars already has the world's fastest production car title belt, now they're planning to up the ante, introducing the Ultimate Aero EV: The world's fastest electric production car, with a ten minute charge time. » 1/21/09 3:46pm 1/21/09 3:46pm

2009 SSC Ultimate Aero Claims 270 MPH Top Speed

The 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero hopes to maintain the record for fastest production car with a claimed top speed of 270 MPH from the revised super car. » 12/30/08 1:20pm 12/30/08 1:20pm

Shelby SuperCars Makes Ultimate Aero EV Official, Plans 1000 HP Version

News of Shelby SuperCars' intention to build an electric version of its record breaking SSC Ultimate Aero TT leaked out yesterday prompting the company to make the news official. The company expects the SSC Ultimate Aero EV to be ready by late next year, saying that it will initially feature a 500 HP electric motor… » 7/18/08 1:14pm 7/18/08 1:14pm

Shelby SuperCars Wants Ultimate Aero EV To Be World's Fastest Electric…

After making the fastest production car in the world, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, Shelby SuperCars is now planning to make the world's fastest electric car. The Ultimate Aero EV will be based on the company's current Aero, but with the 1183 HP V8 replaced by an electric powertrain. The electric driveline would consist… » 7/17/08 10:40am 7/17/08 10:40am

Jay Leno Drives The 1183-HP SSC Ultimate Aero

Jay Leno may not be hosting Top Gear USA, but he still gets to test-drive all the latest and greatest cars for his Jay's Garage videos. His most recent spin around LA-LA-land was in none other than the fastest car in the world, the SSC Ultimate Aero. We know Jay is a fan of ridiculously overpowered cars, but we were a… » 7/15/08 2:20pm 7/15/08 2:20pm

Faster Than A Veyron, And Yours At Half The Price!

Not only can you buy rusted-out hulks on eBay Motors, you can score yourself a brand new SSC Aero, with a Buy It Now price of a way-cheaper-than-Veyron $585,899. As we all know, this thing is the fastest production car in the world, which should be good for bragging rights next time your Veyron-driving buddies are… » 3/10/08 10:00am 3/10/08 10:00am

Guinness Verifies Shelby SuperCars' Production Speed Record

Sorry Bugatti. The dark-beer company that's been tracking the best, fastest and biggest — ever since the company's managing director, Sir Hugh Beaver first argued over which was the fastest game bird in Europe — Guinness World Records has verified the SSC Ultimate Aero as the "Fastest Production Car." As we reported… » 10/08/07 2:45pm 10/08/07 2:45pm

Tokyo Auto Show Preview: The Suzuki PIXY + SSC Is A Concept Car For…

While it might look something straight off of the planet Kamino, it's actually the PIXY + SSC concept car set to be revealed by Suzuki this month at the Tokyo Auto Show. It's a mixture of personal pods, PIXY (one person riding), and pod-carrying mother ship, SSC (Suzuki sharing coach). The PIXY personal pods were… » 10/01/07 8:45am 10/01/07 8:45am

SSC Ultimate Aero Top Speed Run, Now on Video

When Shelby Super Cars' Ultimate Aero made its potentially record-breaking top-speed run in Washington state last week, the company came prepared. A/V geeks set up multiple cameras to catch the twin-turbo, 1183 hp air cutter as it hit a top average speed of 255.83 mph. We've yet to hear from the dark beer types who… » 9/19/07 8:46am 9/19/07 8:46am

First Chunk Of SSC's World Record Press Release

Fast and loose, just like we told you. And cheers to our man at SSC, the fantastically named Junus Khan, for getting this to us early: » 9/13/07 7:00pm 9/13/07 7:00pm