The SSC Tuatara will go down in the books as the (for the time being) fastest production car ever. SSC North America reports that the record attempt of October 10 has been approved and 508.72 km / h has been set as the average top speed over two runs.
Just a refresher; over two years ago, SSC North America unveiled the Tuatara. A smooth and incredibly low hypercar, with a 5.9-liter biturbo V8 behind the front seats. In the base good for 1,350 hp, but then it was already reported that no less than 1,750 hp could be obtained if it would run on E85 petrol. In combination with an extremely low cW value, this was to ensure that the Tuatara would push the boundaries in terms of top speed.
Earlier this month, it was finally time for a serious record attempt with the Tuatara. The spiritual successor to the also record-breaking SSC Ultimate Aero has been kicked to its tail on a closed section of Nevada State Highway 160, under the watchful eye of the official Guinness World Record jury. As usual, the car had to do two runs on the route. One out and one back. The one time a top speed of 484.52 km / h was measured, the other time a really insane 532.93 km / h.
That brings the official record top speed to an average of 508.72 km / h. This makes the Tuatara officially the fastest production car ever. The American hypercar pushes the Koenigsegg Agera RS from the top spot by far superior numbers. It reached an average top speed of 447.19 km / h in the same place in 2017. Previously, SSC, formerly Shelby Supercars, fought with the Ultimate Aero against Bugatti and his Veyron.
Anyone who wants to experience for themselves how a car that can feel beyond 500 km / h must have deep pockets. The Tuatara will cost € 1.36 million. Only 100 are being made for the time being, so it is also exclusive.
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