SSC Tuatara breaks world speed record

SSC Tuatara breaks world speed record 1


A little-known American automaker has just snatched the title of world's fastest production car.
SSC North America announced that its Tuatara hypercar reached an average speed of 316.11 miles per hour during two record-breaking dashes outside Las Vegas.
The vehicle, which was tested on a seven-mile stretch of a Nevada highway, also reached the highest speed ever achieved on a public road, at 331.15 miles per hour, according to the company. The official top speed of 316 miles per hour is the result of two runs in opposite directions, to account for wind and road variations.
SSC said that two independent witnesses were on site to verify the world records.
The Tuatara, which has butterfly doors and produces 1,750 horsepower from a turbocharged V-8 engine, is the second vehicle built by SSC to earn the title of world's fastest production car, according to the company. It says the model's aerodynamic design was inspired by fighter jets, taking more than a decade of research and development.
SSC, which bills itself as "America's first hypercar company," was founded in 1998 in Richland, Washington. SSC CEO Jerod Shelby, who is not related to legendary auto designer and racer Carroll Shelby, said the team's performance exceeded his own expectations, and was especially gratifying after "years of setbacks and challenges."

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64 Comments on "SSC Tuatara breaks world speed record"

  1. Fastest deathtrap

  2. This will be useful in running away from my problems

  3. KungFlu BatSoup | October 20, 2020 at 1:55 PM | Reply

    I would forget about POLITICS. Thats a good idea.

  4. A great man said with great speed comes great insurance

  5. SSC Tuatara: Exists
    Speed limit: Am i a joke to you

  6. Who else just drives a Toyota

  7. I’ve never even heard of SSC before this news cast

  8. Leslley Scotte | October 20, 2020 at 2:09 PM | Reply

    Koenigsegg is ready to slap another one down. Dang, Bugatti is #3 now. Yikes.

  9. I’d love one only to sell it and buy a house on every continent.

  10. Bugatti what y’all going to do?πŸ˜‚

  11. Finally something other than looser leaders who care more about their powers than our health and well being, stay healthy and stay safe Vote for your sanity for next four years πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈπŸ—³πŸ™πŸ½

  12. Awesome let me buy one so I can sit in traffic.

    Waste of life.

  13. β€œAll this horsepower, and no where to gallop.” – Bruce Nolan, after becoming God

  14. so, would it have killed them to let us hear the engine sound instead of that dumb music?!

  15. Newsflash : They were using regular 87 unleaded.

  16. 331 mph is 532 kmh, for all non-Americans

  17. “TOOBIN”!! LOL


  19. Richard Hammond has left the chat

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