The new SSC Ultimate Aero now able to produce 1,287 hp, an increase of 15 % from the previous model, thanks to the 1-piece billet aluminum engine block. The new block improves structural integrity and oiling capabilities. With the more powerful engine, the 2009 Ultimate Aero is able to achieve a top speed of 270 mph. The unique fuel system for the supercar was developed by Aeromotive, an American company. The exterior has been upgraded such as the aggressive nose to enhance aerodynamic and carbon fiber louvers on the side intakes draw in an additional 20 % of air into the radiators for improved cooling.
The 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero comes with the AeroBrakeTM, a carbon fiber rear spoiler that deploys under braking situations. When the brake pedals is depressed, the rear spoilers actuate up an additional 8-inch. The AeroBrakeTM can be disable with a push of a button when downforce are not required.
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