That early taste of challenge and competition easily translated into Shelby's desire to build a company capable of producing world-class supercars. SSC specifically engineered the company's first vehicle, the Ultimate Aero, to take the title of the fastest production car in the world from the mighty Bugatti Veyron. Shelby and SSC succeeded, sparking off a polite rivalry that carries on to this day.
Shelby even takes the time to explain the rationale behind saddling his newest creation with a name that's as difficult to pronounce as it is hard to spell. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself as well as a brief recap of the company's experience in the Middle East.