Mar 2010 18

scc aeroSSC (Shelby Super Cars) Ultimate Aero TT — $654,000


a.       No, not that Shelby.  This Shelby is Jarod Shelby, no relation to Carroll Shelby.  Jarod got his start building replica supercars like a Fiero-based Ferrari 355.

b.       Let’s see… Twin Turbocharged 6.4L V8 making 1,287 hp and you’ll see every bit of it thanks to the horsepower gauge on the dash.

c.        Currently the fastest emissions legal production car with a top recorded speed of 256 mph and 0-60 in just 2.78 seconds [..]

Mar 2010 19

Koenigseg2008-koenigsegg-ccx-edition-6-500x375Koenigsegg CCX – $610,910

 a.      The Swedish do more than produce just hot women and gummy fish!

b.       4.7L, V8 twin (Rotrex centrifugal) supercharger boosting 20psi, making 806 hp

c.        0-60 in 3.1 seconds and top speed of 250+ mph [..]

Mar 2010 20

gt-r_04_800Nissan Skyline GT-R (all) – $75,000 (R35)


a.       “GT-R Dun”- This Godzilla can capture me any day. 

b.        The R35 has a 3.8L twin turbo V6 making 480 bhp though many engines have been dyno tested almost as high to the wheels, suggesting Nissan understates the GTR’s power.

c.       0-60 in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 193mph, but holy crap- a 0.27 coefficient of drag!!! [..]

Mar 2010 21

mercedesbenzslrmclarenMercedes Benz SLR McLaren – $500,000


a.       Bling, bling- this is the ultimate rap video car.  And my stuck in rush hour traffic car, being the fastest (5 speed) auto tranny car in the world, but you also have the option of shifting the gears manually.

b.       Full carbon fiber monocoque (passenger compartment) and body panels

c.       5.45L hand-built supercharged (13psi screw-type compressor) capable of 617 horsepower- completely necessary given it weighs just about 3900 pounds!  [..]

Mar 2010 22


Ferrari F40 – $415,000 (though some buyers reportedly paid as much as $1.6M)

a.       2.94L V8 twin (IHI turbos at 16psi) turbocharged making 478 hp; boost comes on around 4000 rpm- hold on tight!

b.       F40 stands for Ferrari Forty and celebrates Ferrari’s 40th anniversary as a car manufacturer.

c.        Initially only 400 F40’s were commissioned, but 1,315 ended up being produced through 1992 [..]

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