eBay watch: World’s fastest production car up for sale


The Ultimate Aero is currently listed as the world’s fastest production car with a top speed of 255.83mph (411.76km/h)

The Ultimate Aero is currently listed as the world’s fastest production car with a top speed of 255.83mph (411.76km/h)

It may not be as flash or luxurious as the Bugatti Veyron, but the Ultimate Aero TT from America’s Shelby SuperCars (SSC) is currently listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest production car on the planet. The car’s official top speed of 255.83mph (411.76km/h) - 3.11mph (5.01km/h) faster than the Veyron - was set in September of last year and to this day no other production car has been able to beat it – officially at least.

Enthusiasts from all over the world now have a chance to actually own this piece of automotive history as the actual record-breaking car is up for sale on eBay. Being only one of 26 cars in 123 years to hold the record, the Ultimate Aero TT joins a special list of cars that include the 1932 Duesenberg SJ, 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1986 Porsche 959, 1990 Lamborghini Diablo, 1994 McLaren F1, and of course the 2005 Bugatti Veyron.

This particular car is a 2007 model and is finished in ‘Palladium’ silver, matched with a black Alcantara interior. Other goodies include satnav, a 10-speaker stereo, reverse camera, and a 1183hp (882kW) twin-turbo V8 powerplant.

Despite being the record holder, this particular car may be surpassed by the 2009 model year Ultimate Aero TT, which has been upgraded with an additional 100hp (75kW) and has a theoretical top speed of 270mph (435km/h). No official times has been set but we're sure SSC will do a new world-record run so they can retain the bragging rights.

 
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