The SSC Tuatara Accelerates So Hard That You’ll Lose Your Hair
The supercar that might set a new top speed recordby Ciprian Florea, on
The SSC Tuatara is not yet available to customers, but SSC North America is hard at work to deliver its new-generation supercar. The company’s latest YouTube video is titled "Speed" and shows the Tuatara being driven really fast. It seems that the supercar is quite quick from a standstill and the footage taken from the engine compartment reveals an angry and cool-sounding V-8 engine. The video features the hashtag #lifebeginsat300, which confirms that SSC is still planning a record run beyond the 300-mph mark.
The SSC Tuatara is coming in 2020
It took SSC around 10 years to develop the Tuatara, but the supercar is finally coming in 2020. Based on a concept we first saw in 2014, the Tuatara went through a couple of updates until it reached its final production form.
The SSC Tuatara is powered by an incredible V-8
The engine you can hear in the video packs up an impressive amount of oomph. The twin-turbo, 5.9-liter V-8 was developed by Nelson Racing Engines and generates 1,350 horsepower on 91-octane gasoline.
Feed it with E85 flex fuel and output jumps to an immense 1,750 horsepower.
The SSC Tuatara aims to set a new top speed record
The Tuatara was designed to go beyond 300 mph. When SSC started working on the car, the 300-mph benchmark seemed incredible, but in 2020 we already have a car that went beyond. Bugatti created the Chiron Super Sport 300+, a supercar that hit 304 mph in prototype form. SSC obviously aims to break that record, claiming that the Tuatara will hit at least 300 mph. But SSC isn’t the only carmaker in this battle. Both Koenigsegg and Hennessey are expected to attempt record runs with the Jesko and the Venom F5, respectively.