• Aug 16, 2010
Shelby Supercars 2011 Ultimate Aero teaser – Click above to enlarge

Nobody is disputing that Shelby Supercar's Ultimate Aero is fast. In fact, it may very well be the fastest production car in the world, though Bugatti is sure to raise an eyebrow to that notion. In any case, no matter how aerodynamic it may be, the Ultimate Aero is also ultimately ugly. And we mean really unattractive in an I-drew-this-at-recess sort of way.

Hopefully, that ugly truth is soon to be jettisoned via some well-deserved Jason Castriota love. That's the news that's been floating around the interwebs over the last few months, and the resulting car was apparently shown to a small, private party over the course of the festivities in Monterey.

Now SSC is teasing its next supercar for a September debut. All we get to see for now is an up-close shot of what appears to possibly be part of the front fascia, though we can't really be sure. We wish we could tell you more, but at least we can all rest easy with the knowledge that it couldn't hardly be any worse, right? Here's hoping it's much, much better.

[Source: Shelby Supercars]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Super uglyugly
      • 4 Years Ago
      Perhaps the rear and not the front?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks more like the front diffuser and hood (w/ emblem).
      • 4 Years Ago
      The SSC is so "Ultimately Ugly" that I would be willing to take that monstrosity off of anybodys hands that just cannot stand it anymore, free of charge ; )
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bugatti broke the production car record previously held by Shelby Supercars recently with the Veryon Super Sport. The certified top speed (in a two pass run) was 267.856 mph, set by Pierre Henri Raphanel.

      So Shelby will have to win it back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the least they can do is show some real carbon fiber for a car that will be in the "supercar" range.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ...sorry one more thing, the reason it was not at monterey, simply because the car is not ready for production yet, only in prototype form currerntly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope it looks at good as it performs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a stupid article. Looks is purely opinion. I, for one, think the SSC is a great looking car. I, also, think that the Veyron, while more "posh" is nothing more than a VW Beetle on steroids.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry, but that IS an ugly car... WOW ugly...
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's up with Castriota having his hands on every big project these days?

      How's he able to work with all these different companies on all these different cars?
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Mantide may not be traditionally beautiful, but it's very arresting and provocative, which is wonderful because it is so different. But other than that I can't think of anything of his that isn't just outright pretty. P4/5, Maserati Birdcage and GranTurismo, all very good looking cars.
      kaimonkey
      • 4 Years Ago
      horsepower wars; like HP wars cept for people with money.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @kaimonkey
        Horsepower wars, like HP wars except for people with time to type out the word "horsepower".

        (fixed that for you)
        • 4 Years Ago
        @kaimonkey
        Youve never heard of the Hewlett Packard Wars of 2004?
        kaimonkey
        • 4 Years Ago
        @kaimonkey
        oh jeez this is embarassing :(
        Top Speed wars are like Hp wars cept for people with money.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thanks for the unbiased review. All you said was that it was ugly. How about you keep your opinion out of it and be fair? Don't tell me you can't because this is a blogging site and you're not real journalists, even though thats the truth
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Not THAT Matt
        The bugatti only had a faster 0-60. The SSC was faster in every other aspect including the slalom. The Ultimate Aero probably would have been able to go faster if they didnt test on a shoddy highway and used a private track like bugatti
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's cute how I get down voted, and the person spreading false info gets up voted.

        Some people need to start doing some research rather than basing crap off their opinion of the car's looks.
        • 4 Years Ago
        There's two types of "fastest car":

        Top speed

        and everything else.

        The Aero was a tad faster, top speed, than the original Veyron, sure. But it was slower in literally every other aspect. There's no comparing it to the Veyron, luxury stand-point or no; it simply didn't have the 0-60, 0-100, 0-100-0, etc, the pure balls-out acceleration, the beastly, bike-like constant thrust the Veyron afforded.

        I can't see their follow-up being any different - it'll be a few MPH higher top speed, and slower everything else.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The aero looks like a kit-car ripoff of a mid-90s Diablo

        Not surprising, I guess, since SSC started out making kit-car ripoffs of Diablos. No seriously. And then they cobbled their kit-car together with a Corvette engine (plus turbos) and a Viper transmission, and called it a "new supercar". Riiiight. I don't care if it goes 300mph, they've added nothing to the supercar genre.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Uh, this is a blog, not Encyclopedia Brittanica. I come here for the opinions and perspectives of AB's writers.

        Plus, I'm inclined to agree... it might not be the ugliest thing out there, but it does sort of look cobbled together/kit-car-ish. Which it is.

        Back to the topic at hand... "...because life begins at 250 (mph)," eh? Sounds like a challenge. :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        @kkauldhar - it's a modern day vector, deal with it. well no... the vector felt like the 80s, looked like the 80s... so it was current. the shelby looks and feels like the vector so it's actually a faux vector. anywho... they've produced many multitudes less than vector to boot... but really, it's as though someone decided to make something fast but still achingly 80s in every aspect.

        disclaimer: I, unlike you, have sat in one. It's ugly. It feels cheaper than anything else in this performance category or many levels below.
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