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SSC Tuatara Hits 316 MPH, Now The World’s Fastest Production Car

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SSC Admits Its 1,750-hp Tuatara Hypercar Didn't Reach The Claimed Top Speed Of 331 mph In October - autojosh

SSC Tuatara supercar hits 331 mph, sets new speed record of 316 mph to become “The World’s Fastest Production Car”

This new record beats Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+’s topspeed of 304.773 mph by nearly 12 mph.

The automaker plans to build just 100 copies of the supercar.

Each of these supercar starts at $1.6 m and maxed out at $1.9M for the fully loaded variant.





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SSC Tuatara World's Fastest Production Car-autojosh

On October 10, 2020, a 1750-horsepower SSC Tuatara was pushed to its limit on a seven-mile stretch of Highway in Nevada, where it achieved a pair of record-setting runs to become the “world’s fastest production car”.

Behind the wheels U.K. Formula 1 driver, Oliver Webb, who drove the SSC in both directions, setting speeds of 301.07 mph and 331.15 mph.

SSC Tuatara World's Fastest Production Car-autojosh

SSC Tuatara World's Fastest Production Car-autojosh

This gives a fastest two-way average speed of 316.11 mph, beating out the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+’s 304.77 mph (490.48 km/h) by nearly 12 mph.





Oliver Webb said :

“There was definitely more in there,”

“And with better conditions, I know we could have gone faster. As I approached 331 mph, the Tuatara climbed almost 20 mph within the last five seconds. It was still pulling well. As I told [CEO] Jerod [Shelby], the car wasn’t running out of steam yet. The crosswinds are all that prevented us from realizing the car’s limit.”

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SSC Tuatara now the World’s fastest production car

In addition to settings a new production car top speed record, the Shelby Supercars (SSC) Tuatara also set three new speed records on a public road.

These includes a new record for the fastest flying mile on a public road, at 313.12 mph, fastest flying kilometer on a public road, at 517.16 km/h), and highest speed achieved on a public road, at 331.15 mph.

The SSC Tuatara has been in development since 2011 and this record-setting supercar was the first customer car. It was delivered to its buyer last year.

Powering the Tuatara is the twin-turbo 5.9-liter V8 flat-plane crank engine that pumps outs 1,750 horsepower when fueled on E85.

SSC Tuatara World's Fastest Production Car-autojosh

With 91 octane fuel, the 2,750 pounds mid-engined hypercar makes 1,350 horsepower.

The automaker plans to build just 100 copies of the SSC Tuatara supercar. Each of these supercar starts at $1.6 m and maxed out at $1.9M for the fully loaded variant.

These prices, which equates to ₦609.6m and ₦723.9 million in Naira, excludes the destination and clearing charges.





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