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The world's fastest car in India soon!

Last updated on: September 22, 2009 

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The world's fastest car, Ultimate Aero, is all set to hit the Indian roads.

With an astronomical price tag of Rs 6 crore (Rs 60 million), the car will be the most expensive to be sold in India, according to an Economic Times report.


Image: Super car Ultimate Aero.
Photographs: Courtesy, Shelby SuperCars
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This dazzling supercar is manufactured by Shelby SuperCars (SSC), an American company founded in 1999 by automotive enthusiast Jerod Shelby.

It was a passion for racing that inspired Jerod Shelby to design this dream car. On September 13th 2007, seven years after the company came into existence, the Ultimate Aero became the world's fastest production car, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.


Image: Ultimate Aero, the fastest car.
Photographs: Courtesy, Shelby SuperCars
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The latest model of the Aero clocked a speed of 414.31 kph (257.44 mph) on the first pass and 410.24 kph (254.91 mph) on the second pass to yield an official record speed of 412.28 kph (256.18 mph).

Guinness officials verified the official speed to be .52 kph (.32 mph) faster than SSC had originally noted.

This breaks the current official record held by the Koenigsegg CCR at 388 kph by 24.28 kph (15.09 mph) and the Bugatti Veyron's unofficial speed of 408.47 kph by 5.84 kph (3.63 mph).


Image: The powerful Aero.
Photographs: Courtesy, Shelby SuperCars
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The front side of the car has been redesigned with improved aerodynamics and carbon fibre, which draws 20 per cent additional air to the radiators for better cooling.

The aerobrake system has been introduced in this car, which is a rear spoiler system that can be controlled by a switch.

The interiors are mostly designed with carbon fibres that bound the doors, steering column, speedometer and tachometer.

SSC has plans for a 220+ mph 4 door, luxury, sports sedan. SSC plans to implement green technology into its super cars in the near future.


Image: The new Aero car.
Photographs: Courtesy, Shelby SuperCars
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The Ultimate Aero specifications

Type: SSC Designed Billet Aluminum V8 Block

Displacement: 387.2 cu.in.

Bore x Stroke: 4.125 x 3.620"

Compression Ratio: 8.975:1

Horsepower: 1287 bhp @ 6075 rpm

Torque: 1112 ft-lbs @ 6150 rpm

Redline: 7200 rpm

Fuel Injection: Electronic Sequential Port

Weight: 422 lbs.

Oil: SAE 5W/30 Fully Synthetic Racing

Induction System: Sequential, multi-port fuel injection, Twin Turbo Chargers. Dual-Water to Air Intercoolers.

Fuel: Premium Unleaded - 91 Pump Octane


Image: The Ultimate Aero.
Photographs: Courtesy, Shelby SuperCars.
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