SSC, or Shelby SuperCars, was one of the supercar success stories of the mid-2000s. And not just because its breakout model, the Ultimate Aero TT, made it into limited production.
Carroll Shelby just couldn’t help himself — the former racing driver never lost his enthusiasm for high speed and every so often just had to create another awesome performance roadster.
There is nothing remotely subtle or sophisticated about the Ultimate Aero. It is simply the fastest production road car in the world — yes, really! An all-American supercar that will appeal to testosterone-fuelled speed freaks everywhere.
One sure-fire certainty in America is that every time a muscle car is produced, someone thinks they can ‘improve’ it by cranking up the performance. In the case of the new Ford Mustang, the ‘someone’ was racing driver and talented engineer Carroll Shelby, who had already established a formidable reputation for turning fast cars into much faster ones.