SSC Tuatara Will Redo Top Speed Run To Go Over 300 MPH
In the meantime, SSC is all-set to break the Nurburgring lap record.
SSC Tuatara received the fastest production car in the world title when it achieved an average speed of 282.9 miles per hour at the John Bohmer Proving Grounds. While this was enough to dismantle the Koenigsegg Agera RS’s fastest-run record made in 2017, SSC actually fell short of its initial claim of 300+ mph it made in October last year.
To counter any pessimism and show the world the true capabilities of the SSC Tuatara, CEO Jarod Shelby plans for the next top speed run. He spoke about it while giving an interview to Muscle Cars & Trucks.
Apparently, what limited the Tuatara during its top speed run at the John Bohmer Proving Grounds was a 2.3-mile stretch. The CEO says they can even use the same space to achieve 300+ mph speed.
“To me I think if we can be the first car that does 2 passes at over 300 mph, and we do it in 2.3 miles, I think it’s a statement,” Shelby told MC&T.
Now it is time for the company to decide when they want it and of course the driver. Shelby did not provide us with any information about it. However, Dr. Caplin, the driver who was behind the wheels of Tuatara during its record-breaking run, is an ideal choice for SSC.
In the meantime, SSC is all set to break the Nurburgring lap record. Let’s see how it performs there.
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