SSC Ultimate Aero $654,400
During six years of production the SSC Ultimate Aero held the honor of being the fastest road legal car in the world before being ultimately surpassed by this category’s winner.
Unusually for a modern supercar the Aero was produced without standardized driving aids such as traction control and ABS. The theory behind the unorthodox configuration is to allow the user to “drive and brake with his right foot.”
Repeating the butterfly door style first pioneered by the McClaren F1, the SSC, designed by Jerod Shelby, tips its hat towards iconic visuals of the past whilst attempting to forge its own approach to drive and performance.
Between 2007 and 2010 the quirky Aero’s array of statistics ensured the vehicle was known as the world’s fastest production car. An average speed of 256.18mph piped the original Bugatti Veyron by under three mph.