SSC Tuatara took the lane and honorably set a world record, which seems to be crazy enough to dive deep into the specs of a high class supercar. It was October ten, 2020, when the event outside Vegas put the car on the first place in means of an unseen speed. Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Agera have got a brand new rival as they move into lower positions now.
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The record on Highway 160 with 5.9 liter engine was witnessed and verified by Guinness World Records representatives. There were a couple of runs in the event, where first, the English driver reached 484,53km per hour speed, and then broke the stats with a jaw-dropping 532,93 km per hour. To measure the fastest time, the crew took the average between those 2 lightning speed runs. To catch these historic moment, the speed of SSC Tuatara was captured with 15 satellites, having all focus on the lane. Seemed like the car would not stop gaining speed, if there was another lap. Reaching its last +20mph took place within the last five remaining seconds.
SSC Tuatara required not only the preparation of the ideal performance, but also the calm state of mind of the driver, with enough focus on the straight lane. Because you certainly need it when you are in front of the steering wheel of a vehicle, embracing a thunderbolt 1750hp V8 motor under its hood.
SSC Tuatara is a Result of a Har Work by a Small Team
Having the goal of setting a world record in the car performance requires a lot of mastery. It is the combined job of designers, engineers and the rest of the team that worked on this concept for quite a long time. The team head states, they were busy improving the characteristics of SSC Tuatara over decades. The start was given somewhere in 2009 and the finish became something everybody would be proud of.
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It is worth mentioning that the small number of people that worked as a family on this super-fast concept, outraced bigger brands, that seem to possess today’s car market pretty well. At the beginning, the company had just 24 workers. This was in the year 1998. Today, the brand’s modified name is just the abbreviation of the original – Shelby Super Cars Inc.
The Majestic Appearance and Performance will Be Available Only in100 Models
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The company will release only a hundred of its Tuataras. Yearly, there will be 20 new examples of this neatly designed and power-injected supercar that owns the world class top speed. Thus, this production car will be replaced with fancier models, once we turn the calendar of 2025.
Designing and testing substituted each other day by day when the building process of SSC Tuatara was still on. Tuatara is mainly met in New Zealand, and got its name because of its design. And for the design the team turns to Pininfarina’s architect, Jason Castriota. The low front Is responsible for improved downforce. The headlights having the distinctive look remind you of tuatara eyes.
Safety is one of the key factors that lets the driver bravely go full speed on this gorgeous vehicle. As a result of thorough work, there should be no worry now about the temperature outside or inside the car.
With its new achievement, the car broke another 3 records – Fastest Flying Kilometer and Mile on Public Road, plus – the highest speed achieved on Public Road.
After all of the quirks and features presented above, one should not be surprised with the price tag of the speedy vehicle. Investing around 1.6 million dollars seems reasonable enough for owning an SSC Tuatara.