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Though we've never been, we often hear that time slows down in India. The pace of life is so different there and so far away from everyday American/Western experience that time feels as if it's crawling. On the opposite end of the spectrum lies the SSC Ultimate Aero TT. A car that while we haven't driven (yet), but have on pretty good authority speeds time up. So what happens if SSC were to stick its super fast chocolate in India's s.l.o.w. peanut butter, so to speak? You'd wind up with a very, very expensive car, speed, or lack thereof, be damned.

If you don't know, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT is the fastest production car in the world. Last time Guinness clocked 'em, the TT went 257 mph -- that's 4 mph faster than a Bugatti Veyron. And course, SSC has long maintained that the Ultimate Aero TT is capable of hitting 271 mph. As such, it's pretty pricey. Expect to pay a hair over $650,000. However, India has some pretty stiff import tariffs, sometimes as high as 100%. And in the case of a $650,000 $770,000 two seater (though "only" $740,000 in the States) that gets [CENSORED] miles per gallon, it's definitely going to be a 100% tax.

A few things to take away from this admittedly odd piece of auto news. Once it goes on sale, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT will be the most expensive car in India, selling for more than the current champ from Maybach. Not only has India's nouveau riche population manage to ride out and beat the global economic meltdown, but India is minting more millionaires quicker than anywhere else. Not only that, but the luxury (meaning expensive) car market has actually found a way to grow, and in fact grow faster than any other automotive segment. The previously only available in the U.S. and Russian Ultimate Aero TT should be and feel right at home.



[Source: India Times]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Outdated styling? CHECK!

      Horrible interior? CHECK!

      Questionable build quality? CHECK!

      Do I want one? CHECK!

      Who really cares about all of the trivial stuff. When I crash this thing into a wall, and they scrape me out of it, everyone will know that the grease spot that used to be me died with a huge grin on his face!
      • 5 Years Ago
      isn't the 9ff GT9-R the fastest production car ?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I dunno about you guys, but i think the SSC Ultimate Aero is one of the ugliest cars ever made. It's so GENERIC looking. It looks like the supercars that appear on video games that don't have the licensing to model the ACTUAL cars, so they model a generic, look-alike version. That's what the SSC Ultimate Aero looks like...hideous!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Let me be the first one to second you.
        • 5 Years Ago
        India gets the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, and in exchange the US gets a...Mahindra(!) o_O
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car looks like its straight out of the 90's and that interior.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      The fastest car in the world to use OEM Ford Focus headlights...

      If you are charging $650,000 for a car it better damn well NOT have OEM Ford Focus headlights. Hire a GOOD designer and pay him money to actually design the car so that it doesn't look like a rebodied Fiero built by a 9th grade shop class.

      Geez, I hate this car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Time crawlsin India? Huh? What made you think so? I have lived in the US of A f or 3 years and I feel that my work schedule and pace of life if anything is more hectic here in India than when I was in US. As to where people will drive this thing, you know there "are" a few decent roads in India - some of them at least better than a few Michigan roads that I saw!!.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's NOT a production car. Name 10 people that own one??? Exactly, the only thing impressive about that thing is the speed it can attain.... However, it's much like the F4 Phantom... You strap a big engine to a piece of garbage and yes, it will go fast but it can't do anything else. From most people in the industry we look at that like a Vector... ok idea, poor execution, little residual value. Whatever claim it has as the worlds fastest production car is a fraud.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Where will people drive this in India? Even the "freeways" have 18" speed bumps littered all over the place. I don't recall ever seeing a racetrack in my time there either.
        • 5 Years Ago
        There will be one there next year if VJ has anything to say about it
        (Rather the track is probably going to be there regardless if F1 uses it)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is that a picture of the interior of the the car or the inside of a car-themed moon bounce?
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