American sports cars have always had a certain reputation for sheer power, and when it comes to considering what is delivered in the SSC Aero, there is nothing here to dispel that myth, with the highest specification model in the range actually boasting the title of the fastest production car in the world, with a top speed recorded of over 256 mph. However, it isn’t just pure grunt that has made the Aero so popular, but fortunately it is also a very attractive car too, which makes the overall package a much more appealing proposition.
One of the things that makes the Aero such a good car is that it hasn’t actually been designed purely to achieve speed, although this is certainly one of the priorities that has been at the forefront of the minds of the production team. Good handling and an attractive design have made the Aero a very attractive car to look at, and the innovative butterfly style of doors are also good for the overall look of the car, and make for a more dramatic exit when parking up at the kerb.
Another of the features that has made the SSC Aero a popular production car is that it avoids going for the more traditional driver aids such as traction control and ABS brakes, and actually lets the driver take full control of the vehicle, and make a very pared back sports car that is definitely at the forefront of performance statistics.
At the forefront of the promotion of the SSC Aero are the achievements in terms of the top speed, and they have competed with the Bugatti Veyron over recent years, and succeeded in taking the Guinness Book of Records verified title in 2007, but although 256 mph is exceptionally fast, the manufacturers themselves believe that the top end models in the Aero range have the potential to go even faster, with muted whispers of 300mph as a potential target.