SSC fails to top Bugatti Veyron in high-speed challengeEnlarge Photo
Behind the wheel of the American supercar was experienced road racer Rick Doria, who managed to keep control of the 1183bhp twin-turbocharged beast. Unfortunately, due to the weather, only two runs on a shortened two mile stretch of road was deemed safe. On his first run, Doria managed to reach 221mph. For his second and final attempt, he reached 230mph and claimed was only at 50% throttle while in top gear.
Both Doria and team leader Jerod Shelby are confident they can top the Bugatti Veyron if given a longer stretch of road. Shelby Supercars is expected to make another attempt within months.