"Bugatti, I will acknowledge their speed in the record, if they will play by the rules and follow the world record criteria that's been set for the last three world records," Shelby said. The infotainment system consists of a Human-Machine Interface(HMI) driver display. Bugatti claimed the Chiron could've hit 320 mph had the run taken place in Nevada due to the 3,300 foot elevation and thinner air with less drag. The first customer car was delivered during the Monterey Car Week and was unveiled at the Philadelphia Motor Show on 7 February 2020. The SSC Tuatara's performance also set record-breaking speeds for "fastest flying mile on a public road" at 313.12 mph, "fastest flying kilometer on a public road" at 321.35 mph and "highest speed achieved on a public road" at 331.15 mph. At 300-plus miles per hour, a very slippery vehicle is generating lift. [4], SSC claims the Tuatara has the lowest drag coefficient in its class at 0.279. From award-winning writing and photography to binge-ready videos to electric live events, GQ meets millions of modern men where they live, creating the moments that create conversations. “A hypercar is like a pot of boiling water—the engine, the drivetrain, the tires are all creating massive amounts of heat. During this last run, Shelby tells us that Webb was hit with one of those "big blasts of wind" that shunted the Tuatara laterally onto a rumble strip at the road's edge. A few more systems like adaptive damping suspension, adjustable ride height, electronically-assisted power steering, and electronic limited-slip rear differential give the driver the purest handling characteristics of any hypercar in existence. Bugatti set a speed of 304.773 mph in a Chiron Super Sport 300+ prototype in 2019, but the automaker didn't run the hypercar in two directions to record an average speed. The Tuatara's dry weight is only 2,750 pounds. The Tuatara has been in the works for over five years now. You might remember SSC winning the Guinness World Record for the fastest production car in the world from 2007 to 2010 with the Ultimate Aero. This moniker certainly holds true for the powertrain. Put in E85 and you get a mind-boggling 1,750 horsepower, setting a revolution in the potential of hypercar powerplants. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. The Tuatara will be produced at a purpose-built facility in West Richland, Washington and production will be limited to 100 cars. Hoe zit het met productiviteitsverlies door het vele thuiswerken? Pro racing driver Oliver Webb set the record outside of Las Vegas and near Pahrump, Nevada, on a closed, seven-mile stretch of State Route 160. The crosswinds are all that prevented us from realizing the car’s limit.". The core of the hypercar is a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and it also has a carbon-fiber body, both of which SSC constructs in-house. The air going around the car stays glued to those carbon-fiber teardrop shapes—it “laminates” beautifully in aerodynam-ese—and leaves a perfect little vacuum behind the car, versus the invisible-but-ugly swirls and maelstroms trailing most vehicles. On the quicker of the two, the car hit 331.15 mph; it reached 301.07 on the “slower” run. At 331 mph, it’s going nearly 500 feet a second. The Tuatara is a hypercar unlike any other. [16], High performance sports car produced by SSC North America, "This is it: the very first 1,750bhp SSC Tuatara", "New SSC Tuatara is aiming for a 311mph top speed", "Tuatara evolving faster than any other species", "SSC Tuatara Finally Crashes The Hypercar Party with 1,750 American-Made Horsepower", "First 2020 SSC Tuatara Goes Public: 1,750 HP, 300 MPH, $1.6 Million", "First production SSC Tuatara revealed, company to build 99 more", "SSC's Tuatara is the fastest car in the world with 331mph top speed", "SSC completes engine testing on Tuatara supercar, teases 1,700 hp", "1750-HP SSC Tuatara Sets Record for Fastest Production Car", West Richland car plant ready to get rolling, SSC reveals Tuatara hypercar's twin-turbo V-8, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=SSC_Tuatara&oldid=984429773, Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicles, Pages using infobox automobile with unknown parameters, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 5.9 L (360.0 cu in) Nelson Racing twin-turbocharged V8, This page was last edited on 20 October 2020, at 01:57.