The cars tested are well matched. The SSC Ultimate Aero boasts a 6.3-liter bi-turbo V8 that produces a whopping 1,287hp and 1,112lb-ft of torque, while the Hennessey
Venom GT has a 6.2-liter bi-turbo V8 producing an equally astonishing 1,200hp and 1,155lb-ft of torque. The Venom GT has a claimed top speed of 275mph and 0-62mph time of 2.5 seconds so is the quicker of the two super-muscle-cars; the Ultimate Aero has relatively more conservative figures of 257mph and 2.78 seconds. Only 16 Ultimate Aeros were made and all have been sold. The Venom GTs comes with a $1 million price tag, and six of the 29 to be built have already found buyers.