Could this be the car to beat the Veyron? American firm SSC reckons so.Back in March the 1183bhp, 1094lb ft 6.3-litre V8-powered Ultimate Aero TT made an attempt on the production car maximum speed record, on a closed stretch of Nevada highway.The record is currently held by the Swedish Koenigsegg CCX, though unofficially a Bugatti Veyron has hit 253mph (we managed a remarkably easy 227mph in one on the Autobahn – watch the video here).Bad weather hampered the Ultimate Aero's first attempt, but they haven't been sitting around. Repeated testing has so far yielded a speed of 241.4mph, and this with the throttle at only 71 per cent. In other words, there's a lot more still to come."We remain on schedule to break the world production speed record in the very near future," said Junus Khan, SSC's marketing director.All we need now is a British attempt on the record. Bristol reckons that its 1012bhp and 1036lb Fighter T can theoretically hit 270mph, but sadly we think it's about as likely to happen as the police closing a stretch of the M1 motorway specially for the purpose.