Take your pick: high downforce or high horsepower?
SSC has announced two new versions of its Tuatara hypercar built for yet more track performance and featuring yet more power. Because clearly, 1,750hp is not enough.Step forward, Mssrs. Striker and Aggressor. We're told these two cars "package options
“I went from never having an exotic supercar to having the fastest car in the world”
In the latest installment of the ever-controversial 'fastest car on the planet' debate, the team at SSC revealed the Tuatara had reached a claimed combined two-way average speed of 455.28kph (282.9mph) at the Kennedy Space Center. While the
On its second attempt, the Tuatara reached a two-way speed average of 455.3kph
SSC made headlines when it announced that it broke both the 300mph and 500kph barriers as it set a new production car speed record back in October. It's even more impressive than the record Bugatti set with the Chiron. Unfortunately, the
And it’s set to happen in the near future
On October 30, SSC's CEO Jerod Shelby posted a personal statement on YouTube stating that the Tuatara will be making another attempt on the production-car speed record.Clearly, something had gone very wrong. In his statement, he said: "We immediately
The data has yet to be sent to Guinness for independent validation
Last week, we published a story and video revealing that the SSC Tuatara had achieved a new production car speed record, hitting a two way average of 316.11mph (508.73kph).Obviously, the film was going to be closely analyzed, and in
As shown by the SSC Tuatara and its recent record-setting run
Supercars are pointless. There are very, very few roads in the world where you can legally reach the top speed of even the mildest of the really fast things-even the autobahn would be leery of too much 320kph+ commuting-and even
It achieved a two-way speed average of 508.73kph
Top Gear can exclusively reveal that Shelby SuperCars (SSC) North America has set a new top-speed record for a production car, hitting a Vmax of 532.69kph (331mph) and setting a two-way average of 508.73kph (316.11mph) on a
We get to drive the potential record-breaker
Monticello Motor Club is about as far removed as you can get from a damp track day at a circuit that has seen better days. This 6.6km, ribbon of tarmac, nestled in a sleepy valley 145km north of New York City (
We just did the math
So SSC reckons its upcoming 1,750hp Tuatara could be the world's first 300mph (483kph) production car. Engineering a car to do that sort of speed is such a leap into the (very expensive) unknown that you might not bet your
Can you guess the numbers?
SSC, the carmaker that--for three years--held the world\'s fastest production car speed record with its Ultimate Aero, is getting to ready to reclaim the recognition once again. The boutique carmaker has just finished dyno-testing the twin-turbo V8
An Ultimate Aero with Tuatara components
For nearly three years--from October 9, 2007, to June 26, 2010--Shelby Supercars' (SSC) Ultimate Aero held the Guinness World Record as the world's fastest production car. But with SSC expected to unveil the production version of its Tuatara supercar
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