Sep 21, 2009

World's fastest car to be launched in India

The Ultimate Aero - the world’s fastest car capable of reaching half the speed of a jet is set to debut in India with a price of over Rs 6 crore that will make it the costliest car sold in the country.
Its maker, the US-based Shelby Super Car (SSC), has decided to launch the car in Mumbai in the next few months and follow it up with a Delhi launch according to Economic Times.

Main Features of Ultimate Aero:

  • Built of lightweight titanium and carbon fibre material to minimise weight
  • Recorded speed 413 kilometres per hour (257 mph)
  • Fuel-injected 6.35-litre twin-turbo charged V8 engine
  • The car runs only on premium unleaded 91 high octane petrol
  • Delivers 1,183 bhp of power, the highest horsepower for an emissions-legal production automobile
  • Capable of reaching 0-60 km/hour in 2.7 seconds.
  • Luxury features include customised supple leather seats and suede interior, multi-speaker music system, on-board video and DVD screen, automatic back-up camera, navigational backup, power windows and mirrors.
  • Two-seater with butterfly door (up sky-folding) 
  • Costs around $654,400 (more than 3cr excluding tax)
 Mercedes-Benz Maybach, is currently the costliest car sold in India priced around Rs 5 crore.

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