The SSC Tuatara Shatters World Speed Record at more than 330MPH

Woah! the G-Force must be incredible. Give you an idea of how fast the SSC Tuatara is … the 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ (first supercar to break the 300 mph barrier) can only muster a max speed of 304.77 mph.

Taken from Engadget … On Saturday, October 10th, a seven-mile, sun-baked, wind-swept stretch of Highway 160 outside of Pahrump, Nevada was transformed into the high-speed runway from which SSC North America’s 1,750 HP hypercar, the SSC Tuatara, made a pair of record-setting runs in the company’s quest to reclaim its title of “world’s fastest production vehicle.”

Jerod Shelby, founder and owner of SSC North America, had a singular design goal for the Tuatara: speed. “When we started the development of the Tuatara in 2010, [breaking the production car speed record] was the overarching, ultimate goal,” Shelby told Engadget. “It is a record that, as we learned in 2007 when we broke the record with the Ultimate Aero, really pushes every component of the car and requires the design to be near perfection in all areas of the vehicle.”

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… 331.15 miles per hour. Oliver Webb aboard the SSC Tuatara didn’t just break a land speed record — he utterly destroyed it. The average speed of his two fastest runs came out to 316 mph, demolishing the previous record by 38 mph and even beating Shelby’s own goal of 312 mph. Webb also set records for “Fastest Flying Mile on a Public Road” at 313.12 mph, “Fastest Flying Kilometer on a Public Road” at 517.16 km/h (321.35 mph), and “Highest Speed Achieved on a Public Road” at 331.15 mph.

“He’s the fastest man on the planet right now, for a production car,” Shelby said. “It was just one of those moments that I’ll probably never experience again in my life. It was just unbelievable.”

Source: Engadget

 

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