The SSC Tuatara Is Coming Back With A Top Speed Over 278mph

A production SSC Tuatara will, at last, be revealed this month, and the aim is to beat Koenigsegg's top speed record
The SSC Tuatara Is Coming Back With A Top Speed Over 278mph

“Hang on a minute,” you’re probably thinking, “Wasn’t this car revealed years ago?” Well, yes and no. The SSC (Shelby SuperCars) Tuatara was indeed revealed seven years ago as a successor to the Ultimate Aero, but the project never progressed beyond the concept stage.

Now the car is back and is being teased ahead of a reveal at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on 24 August, and this time it’ll be the real deal.

The SSC Tuatara Is Coming Back With A Top Speed Over 278mph

Details are still pretty limited, but SCC is telling the world to expect “unmatched drag coefficient,” and a power output of 1350bhp, presumably from another sizeable twin-turbo V8 (the original concept had a 6.9-litre engine).

The SSC Tuatara Is Coming Back With A Top Speed Over 278mph

Oh, and there’s one final, crucial detail: SSC says that the car will “easily surpass” the current top speed record holder. That’d be the Koenigsegg Agera RS, meaning the Tuatara will apparently be able to exceed 278mph.

The question is, will SSC get there before Hennessey with the F5? We’re not sure, but it seems a new top speed war has broken out, and it should be incredible to watch unfold.



Im not sure if that will be the actual speed at the end

08/13/2018 - 16:05 |
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First Devel, then Faraday Future now this?

08/13/2018 - 16:05 |
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₩!Ź@ŔĐ Transit supervan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I would much rather believe SSC than devel etc . because they have actually proven that they can make a car capable of being the fastest in the world

08/13/2018 - 17:22 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Devel is most likely all big talk, their car isn’t as fast as they say it is.

08/13/2018 - 19:42 |
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Bugatti: Veyron
SSC: Ultimate Aero
Bugatti: Veyron Supersport
Koenigsegg: Agera R and RS

I’m tired

08/13/2018 - 16:06 |
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The speed wars have restarted boi

08/13/2018 - 21:01 |
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Freddie Skeates
08/13/2018 - 16:21 |
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And Lotus getting a dump of cash… remember Dany Bahar’s £1bn plans?

08/13/2018 - 16:25 |
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So it’s the same car then,but not a concept anymore,huh?

Helllllllll yeeeeeeeeaaahhhhhh!

08/13/2018 - 17:36 |
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Spyhunter theme intensifies
See the similarities?

08/13/2018 - 17:40 |
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RWB Dude


08/13/2018 - 19:32 |
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But Koenigsegg said they could’ve gone faster. So maybe think they’ll take their record back from SSC? Only time will tell, I guess

08/13/2018 - 19:39 |
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Unmatched drag coefficient?
So it’s lower than 0.189?

08/13/2018 - 20:08 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I wouldn’t be surprised to discover that Italian made the brochure, especially with the name. It gives out an Italian feel.

08/14/2018 - 00:44 |
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Emil Klotz

I think I could do a hypercar so why don’t I say it can do 400mph so people read about it

08/13/2018 - 21:07 |
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