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SSC's Tuatara: Lying for 300+ MPH

Published January 13, 2024 at 6:43 PM
BY RYAN JOHNSON
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SSC has conceded that its Tuatara supercar fell short of the initially stated speeds of 331 or 301 mph during its Nevada top-speed run last year.

The company expressed its commitment to officially surpass the 300-mph mark in an Instagram post.

The Tuatara, equipped with a 1750-hp twin-turbocharged 5.9-liter V-8 engine, achieved an average speed of 282.9 mph in a subsequent run in Florida.

Last year, SSC's Tuatara claimed a world production-car speed record at 316.11 mph, but controversy arose over the authenticity of the record video.



Following a failed attempt to replicate those speeds, SSC has now officially admitted the shortfall in its initial run, expressing determination to transparently and unquestionably break the 300 mph barrier.

Credits: Car and Driver
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