No, it's not Carroll Shelby's company.
Washington state-based Shelby Super Cars, or SSC, at one time built the world’s fastest production car. Although that title now belongs to the Koenigsegg Agera RS, SSC has released a single teaser image of what could be its big comeback. Stating “The Evolution is Coming,” no other clues were given, other than the blacked-out image of what’s clearly a car’s front end. There’s good reason to believe this is an all-new or heavily updated vehicle because the headlight design differs from the Tuatara and insanely fast Ultimate Aero.
And just to be clear, SSC is owned by a guy named Jerod Shelby who has no relation to the late Carroll Shelby. It’s purely a coincidence. The Ultimate Aero first appeared as a prototype back in 2004 and, as a production car, set a Guinness World Record in 2007 with an average top speed of 256 mph. The Tuatara appeared as a prototype in 2011, but it never reached production, at least not yet. It’s possible SSC is finally getting around to building the Tuatara, although by now it’ll be in need of updating. Unfortunately we don’t have more details to share with you at this time, but we’ll keep you posted once any news comes our way.