After it got in doubt your speed record, the SSC Tuatara returned to the track to confirm that it is the fastest production car in the world.
To confirm that what was done on October 10, 2020, where the Tuatara registered a maximum speed 532.82 km / h, SSC made a second attempt, even changed location to put an end to any doubt.
While the first attempt was made on the outskirts of Las Vega on a stretch of Route 160, the second was made on a 3.2-kilometer runway at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
As required by the rule of speed records, The SSC Tuatara traveled the same distance in both directions, reaching an average speed of 455.3 km / h -450.1 km / h one way and 460.4 km / h back.
While this speed is below the first 2020 mark of 508.73 km / h, it was enough to break the Koenigsegg Agera RS record, which in 2017 clocked 447.19 km / h.
About SSC Tuatara
- It is equipped with a 5.9-liter V8 biturbo engine with 1,350 Hp with normal gasoline of 91 octane, while with E85 it offers 1,750 Hp.
- It weighs 1,247 kg and has a highly aerodynamic body, with a drag coefficient of 0.279 Cd.
- Both the bodywork, the wheels and the chassis are made of carbon fiber.
- It has a length of 4.42 meters and a wheelbase of 2.67 meters.
- For the 0 to 100 km / h you need 2.7 seconds.
- The model is manufactured in Richland, Washington and only 100 units will be produced.