Americans from SSC announced they had completed all engine tests needed for a series version of the SSC Tuatara, a V8 twin-turbo 6.9 liter unit which will equip the new Tuatara, completing the 1,350 hp supercar that promises to dethrone the Bugatti Veyron. With the latest model on the shelf, the American manufacturer is hoping to achieve the title of Fastest Production Car in the World, at a reasonable price of 1,3 million dollars!
For this to be possible, the American supercar has to exceed a top speed of 430.98 km/h recorded by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport a while ago. Shelby Supercars has already sold 10 units of Tuatara, of course to clients located in Dubai.
SSC Tuatara Specs
Tuatara’s 6.9-liter engine develops 1,350 hp and 1,733 Nm using fuel with an octane number of 91, not quite “surprisingly obedient” right?. SSC officials announced that the same engine may even develop 1,700 hp using racing gasoline, but did not specify whether they tested a prototype to see if this is true. In the cabin everything’s digital: we have a dashboard that uses a Pico projector and the center console features a large screen with the start button of the engine right next to it.
SSC Tuatara Photos
SSC engineers say they have tested the engine at speeds of up to 442 km/h in their lab without having any technical problems. Basically, in addition to raw power and the ability to be driven daily, this supercar is trying to add up reliability in its “book” while the manufacturer is trying to show the whole world that outstanding performance may be achieved both in terms of power or torque, and in terms of reliability.
The U.S. company promises SSC Tuatara will be a tame supercar and will possess several driving options, enabling daily use on your way to work. Moreover, the SSC North America say that the model will be able to move smoothly from street to circuit and back, eliminating the need for further adjustments or other changes. This statement would emphasize the reliability behind this supercar, in an attempt to demonstrate how special the Tuatara is compared to other models of over 1,000 hp. Many of these expensive supercars are rarely used by their owners for various reasons, many of which involve difficulties in daily use.
SSC Tuatara Release Date & Price
Although the car is currently just a concept having official launch of a series version somewhere in 2014, people from Shelby Supercars have already managed to sell more copies of this…. nonexistent car. Its most recent clients are 10 people from Dubai, who have ordered the new Tuatara model based on photographs. In other words, the company started its sales with $13 million in one shot, enough to continue development of this cute supercar. That’s right, SSC Tuatara costs 1.3 million dollars and every model will be born in their new plant situated in Washington DC!