The SSC Ultimate Aero II Could Be the New Fastest Street Car

These exclusive first photos show the SSC Ultimate Aero II, the second generation of America’s fastest supercar. It’s has a new look and a new mission which is to reclaim the title of world’s fastest production car from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

Once there was a time where the American-built SSC Ultimate Aero TT was the world’s fastest production car, hitting 256 mph with its 1,183-hp 6.2-liter V8. In fact, it was just a few weeks ago. But then the Germans stepped in to steal the record with their fancy Veyron Super Sport and its 268 mph top speed. As soon as it happened the folks at Shelby SuperCars suddenly started talking about their plans for an even more ultimate Aero.

There’s also new video of the car being unveiled that was just posted to YouTube. The video shows company founder Jarrod Shelby saying they’ll have full-scale running prototypes mid-year 2011. He also goes on to promise the design “will not get watered down.” Unfortunately, the video doesn’t show the car. Fortunately, we’ve got pictures of it.