The start of 2021 for SSC Tuatara was accompanied by an explosion! The American hypercar managed to break the speed record in his second attempt and shut the mouths of critics. Although Tuatara did not reach its top speed in the first stage, this time its average speed reached 282.9 mph or 455.2 km / h.
This speed broke the previous speed record in the automotive world held by the Koenigsegg Agra RS in November 2017.
But this record is not the end of Tuatara’s surprise! Dr. Larry Kaplin, the driver and record holder of the Tuatara speed record, recently said that he would like to give the car a new chance once again and set a speed record of 300 mph or 482.8 km / h.
Interestingly, he speaks seriously about the recordability of this record. In an interview with Top Gear, Dr. Kaplin described it as easy for him to reach the 300 mph mark.
Of course, he does not say that in vain. He had reached a speed of 286.1 mph before reaching the finish line at approximately 6,000 feet (0.6 km). He believes that shocking news from SSC Tuatara will be released soon. But the main question is when and where this happens.
Tuatara’s second attempt to break Johnny Boomer’s record at the space shuttle launch site in Florida ended. Not to mention that this area has only 2.3 miles (3.7 km) of driven roads! The SSC Tuatara used the 1.9 mile (3 km) route to reach the speed record, so Dr. Kaplin had to accelerate as fast as possible.
Naturally, the circumstances of this record-breaking event were quite different from other similar efforts by other hypercars. By comparison, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s 304 mph record, set by Ara Lyson, set a mileage of 5.4 miles (8.7 km).
The Nevada Highway, where the first SSC Tuatara record-breaking attempt took place, had at least 7 miles of usable straight lanes.