SSC Tuatara Becomes The World’s Fastest Car By Hitting 508 kmph!

Koenigsegg, Bugatti has a new American Rival! Everything You Need to Know About the SSC Tuatara.

SSC Tuatara Hypercar Is The New Fastest Car In The World!

SSC North America is America’s first hypercar company, founded in 1998 by owner Jerod Shelby with just 24 employees. The company has made remarkable cars. Now with the Tuatara hypercar, SSC North America has reclaimed its coveted title of “Fastest Production Vehicle in the world”.

This Guinness World Record was carried out at State Route 160, an 11.26 km long stretch in Nevada, Las Vegas. Tuatara hypercar was driven by professional racing driver Oliver Webb.

Everything You Need to Know About the SSC Tuatara
Everything You Need to Know About the SSC Tuatara

International professional racing driver Oliver Webb said in a statement, “There was definitely more in there. And with better conditions, I know we could have gone faster,…”

Shelby’s supercar SSC Tuatara beats Koenigsegg Agera, Bugatti Chiron by clocking a top speed of 331.15 mph (532.93 kmph), and an average speed of 316.11 mph (508.7 kmph). Koenigsegg Agera has record of 285 mph (458 kmph) while Bugatti Chiron has record of 300 mph (482.80 kmph).

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Unlike the previous record holder, the SSC Tuatara achieved the average speed in two opposite-direction passes. In addition to the “Fastest Production Vehicle” record, the SSC Tuatara broke the world records for:

“Fastest Flying Mile on a Public Road” at 313.12 mph (503.92 km/h)
“Fastest Flying Kilometer on a Public Road” at 321.35 mph (517.16 km/h)
“Highest Speed Achieved on a Public Road” at 331.15 mph (532.93 km/h)

SSC Tuatara Highest Speed Achieved on a Public Road at 331.15 mph 532.93 kmph
SSC Tuatara Highest Speed Achieved on a Public Road at 331.15 mph 532.93 kmph

In 2007, SSC won the fastest production vehicle award for the SSC Ultimate Aero car when it beat Bugatti Veyron’s record.

Here are some things to know about this car. SSC Tuatara features a bespoke 5.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine which gives 1,750 hp output on E85. Whereas it gives 1,350 hp output on 91 octane fuel. The car has 0.279 coefficients of drag.

SSC Tuatara bespoke 5.9 liter twin turbocharged V8 engine
SSC Tuatara bespoke 5.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine

While driving and breaking this record, the car ran on its stock nitrogen-filled Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The body of Tuatara is made up of carbon fiber. The height of the car is just 42 inches. This hypercar’s weight is around 2,750 pounds. The car’s design includes small wings, smooth curves in the back and front side, and automatic rear spoilers which help in better aerodynamics.

SSC Tuatara Interiors
SSC Tuatara Interiors
SSC Tuatara Gull Wing Doors
SSC Tuatara Gull Wing Doors

The car has gull-wing doors. The interior of the car is beautiful. It has a digital instrument cluster and a vertically oriented touchscreen interface that makes up the center console.

CEO of SSC North America Jerod Shelby said that after 10 years Tuatara leagues ahead of first car Ultimate Aero’s record. Tuatara’s performance reflects the dedication and focus with which they pursued this achievement. America’s new claim to victory in the ‘land-based space race’ is going to be tough to beat.

The base price of the SSC Tuatara is around $1.9 million. There will be a production of only 100 Tuatara hypercars to sell to customers.

SSC Tuatara Logo and Name
SSC Tuatara Logo and Name

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Is the SSC Tuatara the fastest car in the world?

The SSC Tuatara holds the verified top speed record for a production car at 295 mph (475 kph). However, there have been unverified claims of even higher speeds for other contenders.

How much horsepower does the SSC Tuatara have?

The SSC Tuatara boasts a powerful twin-turbocharged 5.9L flat-plane crank V8 engine. Depending on the fuel used, it cranks out 1,350 horsepower on 91 octane or a staggering 1,750 horsepower on E85.

What is the price of the SSC Tuatara?

This American hypercar is a limited edition with only 100 units planned for production. With exclusivity and extreme performance, the SSC Tuatara comes with a hefty price tag exceeding $1.9 million.

What does the name SSC Tuatara mean?

The car’s name, Tuatara, comes from a rare reptile native to New Zealand. Known for its speed and agility, the Tuatara was chosen to reflect the car’s exceptional performance capabilities.

What are some of the unique features of the SSC Tuatara?

The Tuatara is a marvel of engineering, featuring a lightweight carbon fiber body, an adjustable active rear wing, and a robotic seven-speed transmission with lightning-fast gear changes.

How fast can the SSC Tuatara accelerate from 0 to 60 mph?

With its immense power, the SSC Tuatara can propel itself from a standstill to 60 mph in a mind-blowing 2.5 seconds, showcasing its incredible acceleration.

Aditya Navgan
Aditya Navgan
Editor at Global Tech Gadgets, Adi has been writing for more than seven years about Technology, Gadgets, Artificial Intelligence, Entertainment, Gaming Industry, and more! Expertise: Smartphones, Laptops, Gaming, Cameras, Drones, Cars, AI, Software.

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