SSC has teased us with a few pics of its upcoming Veyron assassin, and now has allowed Top Gear to snap and share a picture from behind. I’ve never seen anything like it… I mean is that a car or NASA’s next space rocket?
A twin-turbine V8 lurks under the hood, developing a monstrous 1,350 hp. With a weight of only 2,600 pounds, the American supercar aims to hit 275 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
The great Jason Castriota penned the Ultimate Aero II, which from the front features both flowing lines and hard creases. The rear end seems equally stunning, but in a much more shocking way (what’s with the exhaust placement?).
This car makes the previous Ultimate Aero look like a kit car and should cause the Bugatti Veyron to break out in a cold sweat of fear, because its speed record is going down!
The pictures would more accurately be described as part of a viral marketing attempt, but whatever it’s called, it’s working. BMW is faking the spy shot thing pretty well, considering the amount of coverage devoted to teaser pics of what appears to be a 6 Series hybrid coupe. BMW’s pictures show hints of the Vision EfficientDynamics concept up front, which could signal that power will come from a 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder diesel as well as a pair of electric motors set on the axles.
There’s no official word on when we might be treated to a full reveal, but this viral campaign, complete with dark photographs of a mysterious vehicle and an equally mysterious (BMW-owned) website, could be a clue that the answers will come at the Paris Motor Show. We shall see!
If any company stands a chance at outdoing the Ultimate Aero II, it’s Lamborghini. With the Murcielago headed on its way out the door, a replacement is due… and it should blow the doors down in Paris.
We don’t know for sure what it will be called (Jota?) but Lambo provided a teaser shot that shows nothing more than a chunk of carbon fiber. The company also released the equally ambiguous statement, “Lamborghini. Sound and light. Paris 2010. Discover the way to the future of supersports cars.”
Sounds like the Paris show is going to unleash an entire can of awesome!
Are you liking that new Ultimate Aero II?