If you have an incredibly fast affinity for cars, you’ll be glad to know that a new world record has just been broken with a production car.
The car in the image above is called SSC Tuatara and can travel at a speed of 531 kilometers per hour. Thus, it surpassed the world record in this field for production cars, cars that you can buy. For reference, the former record in this field was held by Agera RS of Koenigsegg.
On Saturday, October 10, on a straight track of about 11.3 kilometers, a section of the 160 highway in Nevada, the world speed record was broken with a production car. The car is the creation of SSC North America and is called SSC Tuatara.
To achieve this performance, the car uses an engine with a capacity of 1750 horsepower. Apparently, the only reason this car existed was to break the record in question, according to the company’s founder, Jerod Shelby. “When we started working at Tuatara in 2010, breaking the speed record for production machines was the ultimate goal, which motivated us the most,” Shelby told Engadget.
It is important to remember that, although you have never heard of SSC, the company also held this record in 2007. ”It is a record that, as I learned in 2007 when I overtook it with Ultimate Aero, pushes every component of the car to the maximum. and requires the design to be perfect for all vehicle components, ”insists the founder of SSC North America.
Jerod Shelby founded SSC North America in 1998. The company is headquartered in Richland Washington and, during that time, created and marketed only a few models. Ultimate Aero was produced from 2004 to 2013, in 2007 it became the fastest production car in the world, thanks to the six-liter V8 engine with a speed of 410 kilometers per hour. It was overtaken by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010 with a speed of 431 kilometers per hour. The most recent record was set in 2017 by Koenigsegg Agera RS in 2017, with a speed of 447 kilometers per hour.