The SSC Ultimate Aero XT is an end-of-production version of the SSC Aero hypercar. It was succeeded by the SSC Tuatara in 2017.
The SSC Ultimate Aero XT is a derivative of the SSC Ultimate Aero. It was made to celebrate the end of the Aero series, and only 5 were produced. They were the last SSC Aero products to be released. Its successor is the SSC Tuatara.
The SSC Ultimate Aero XT features an SSC-designed 6.9L (6,941 cc; 423.6 cu in) twin-turbocharged aluminum V8 engine block producing 1300 hp (969 kW) and 1004 ft·lb (1361 N·m) of torque, both at 6,800 rpm. The engine redlines at 9,200 rpm and has a compression ratio of 8.625:1. The Aero XT runs on premium unleaded 91-octane fuel.
The Aero XT uses a 7-speed SMG paddle-shifted gearbox and has a triple disc carbon clutch. The car weighs 2800 lb (1270 kg) and has 44% of its weight distributed towards the front. It is a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive car with a carbon fiber body using aluminum crash structures. The wheels are forged one-piece allow 19×9.5" front and 20×13" wheels, and the tires are Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s, with the front being 235 35 (YR) 19 and rear being 335 30 (YR) 20. Instrumentation includes a speedometer reading up to 300 mph (483 km/h), a 10,000 rpm tachometer, sequential shift lights, horsepower gauge, oil pressure, water temperature, fuel level, and voltage.
The Aero XT is capable of 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 2.6 seconds, 0-200 mph (0-322 km/h) in 15.65 seconds, and a claimed top speed of 273 mph (440 km/h).
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The SSC Ultimate Aero XT was added in the Dubai Update as a high-end Class S car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1554
- This was changed to 1557 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- MAX rank: 1674 (+117)
- This was changed to 1669 (+112) in the 2019 Spring Update.
- MAX+PRO rank: 1751 (+77)
- This was changed to 1741 (+72) in the 2019 Spring Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +29
- This was changed to +36 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- This was changed to +52 in the 2019 Holiday Update.
- Speed Modifier: 85.74%
- This was removed in the 2019 Holiday Update.
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 197
- This was changed to 184 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- Nitro Efficiency: 6/12/16
The SSC Ultimate Aero XT counts towards the Brave New World collection. A total of 30 Extra Tanks are awarded when both versions are completed. The Ultimate Aero XT is required for the completion of a Season 8 race set on San Diego Harbor.
The SSC Ultimate Aero XT was initially given out to the top 100 players in the SSC Ultimate Aero XT Cup. It was released at the same time as the Jaguar F-Type R, which was given to the top spot in each division in the Jaguar F-Type R Division Cup. Both cars could be purchased in the Aero Premium Pack introduced in the Dubai Update before being made separately purchasable in the Decals Update for 6,750. It was removed from the Garage in the 2019 Holiday Update for non-owners.
As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost 2,026,000 while Pro Kits require 674,400, 18 of each Class S Part, 32 Forced-Induction V8s, 36 Mid-Techs, and 24 Advanced Techs.