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
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
*For fastest production car
It's been 15 years since the Bugatti Veyron did 407kph-or 253mph-at Ehra-Lessien in Germany, making it the fastest production car in the world.Of course, it can only do a paltry 380kph, usually. Anyone with enough space to
In hindsight, it makes sense
Back in February, Nissan shared that it built a special tracking version of the GT-R for the sole purpose of filming, well, another GT-R. It's an impressive feat for the sake of what's essentially glorified marketing footage, and
It beat the Land Cruiser's speed record
We'll not beat around the bush: a Nissan Qashqai has done 382kph. Faster than the top speed of a standard McLaren F1. Considerably quicker than the take-off speed of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. And only slightly more aggressively nippy
Are Guinness World Records still relevant?
Last weekend, a Koenigsegg Agera RS went to a very straight stretch of road in Nevada, pointed its nose at the horizon and let rip. Once it'd done that, it spun around and did the same again.The result of these
Well that was quick
Forget Joshua vs. Klitschko. The only heavyweight battle you need to know about in 2017 is Koenigsegg vs. Bugatti. Because today, we learn that a Koenigsegg Agera RS has managed to go from 0-400kph-0 in 36.44 seconds.Out of
The Middle East gearheads sure love their Patrols
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Last year, we showed you a car that Toyota dubbed the Land Speed Cruiser. It was a Toyota Land Cruiser with 2,000hp and
That's one very quick bug
Volkswagen Beetles aren't really known for their outright speed, but thanks to a few modifications, VW has managed to get this tuned Beetle 'LSR' beyond the magic 300kph mark at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.At the hands of driver
Watch the video of the run
In 2011, Koenigsegg supposedly set six world speed records for production cars with its Agera R, with Guinness World Records officially recognizing the 0-300-0kph sprint of 21.19 seconds as the fastest of its kind. Well, that record has been
Starting with speed record over 24 hours
Mazda was at the ATP test oval in Papenburg, Germany, last weekend as it sought to break 20 speed records, subject to the FIA's homologation.As part of the Japanese carmaker's run at the speed records, three Mazda 6 units
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