SSC Tuatara “brought down” Bugatti Chiron to the throne of speed


In the last week, some sources have confirmed the American supercar manufacturer SSC North America performed a record breaking world speed in Nevada. Now, this information has been officially confirmed: SSC Tuatara super car has broken the top speed record of 490.48 km ever set by the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ 2020.With a 5.9-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine from Nelson Racing Engines producing 1,750 horsepower, SSC Tuatara of America don’t simply beat the Chiron Super Sport 300+; that is, it blew away the opponent with a top speed of over 530 km / h.CEO Jerod Shelby of SSC supercar company shared that in order to set a new Guinness World Record, Tuatara needed to set an average speed in two runs from two opposite directions, each run 1 hour apart.
“Apparently, we have been preparing for this for a long time. Temporarily blocking the highway and doing this legally is not easy, ”explained Shelby. The company had to team up with the Nevada DOT to close a long track of the right length to set a record.For the person directly at the wheel when setting the record, SSC recruited the international professional driver Oliver Webb, who previously helped with the test run. Tuatara on the track and collect necessary research data. Web has run several tests on some private runways to get used to the car before making a record on Saturday, October 10, 2020.
Nevada DOT has blocked a stretch of more than 11 km for SSC North America to set a record. The Tuatara had ample space to reach the required speed, but on the day of the event, the weather did not support with worrying cross winds. In the first run, Webb only reached speeds of 461.88 km / h.However, on the second run, a gust of wind ruined the job. “It blew him into another lane,” Shelby said. “Then he launched again at 484.53 km / h, exceeding our massive target of 482.8 km / h.” At this point, the SSC beat Koenigsegg with an average speed of 471.53 km / h.After that, the SSC prepared for the final test. Webb had shot the car as fast as bullets to the other end, got out of the car, and sat down with his hands on his face. Shelby nervously walked over to the racer, who quickly gave her thumbs up and said, “I saw the big numbers on the screen.” Webb had encountered two huge winds, but he persisted even though he was knocked out twice.As a result, the SSC Tuatara reached a top speed of 532.93 km / h in the last run. Combined with the speed of 484.53 km / h in the previous run, the American supercar has achieved the record “Fastest commercial production car” with an average maximum speed of 508.73 km / h. “It has more potential than that. On better terms, I know we could have run faster, ”Webb replied to the media.Besides the record “Fastest commercial production vehicle”, SSC Tuatara also broke the following records: “Fastest Mile on Public Road” at 313.12 miles / h, “Fastest mileage on public roads. plus “at 517.16 km / h, and” Top Speed ​​on Public Road “at 532.93 km / h. In other words, this was a great achievement for the SSC, and they are extremely proud to bring glory to the Americans.Video: SSC Tuatara supercar set a record for the highest speed.

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