The story of SSC Tuatara breaking the record became one of the strangest news in 2020. You are probably aware that Shelby Supercars, the maker of the Tuatara supercar, set a record of 500 km / h in the summer of 2020, but after reviewing a video released by famous automotive YouTubers, questioning the Shelby Supercars record-breaking They entered a major challenge, and in the end it turned out that the settings for recording this speed record were not accurate.
As a result, the SSC once again set an average of 452.6 kilometers per hour at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 17.
The SSC Tuatara reached a record speed of 447.5 km / h on the northbound route and reached a top speed of 457.7 km / h on the return route.
However, these numbers clearly differ from the company’s goal of reaching a record of 500 km / h. Earlier, the company had recorded a number of 505 km / h in the initial record in Las Vegas, USA, but later it became clear that the announcement number is not accurate and can not be cited.
However, the same record of 452.6 km / h will be enough for the Shelby Supercars to break the previous record held by the Koenigsegg Agra RS.
One of the reasons that makes this record-breaking special is the lack of a professional driver to record this record. Earlier, the Englishman Oliver James Webb was behind the Tuatara in the initial record set in Las Vegas, but this time the owner of this supercar, Dr. Larry Kaplin, broke the record.
Shelby Supercars has used several GPS made by different companies, including Racelogic, Life Racing, Garmin and IMRA, in order to avoid a word about breaking records this time.
The record-breaking route was only 3.7 kilometers, while the Las Vegas route was 11.2 kilometers. However, after passing 3 km, Tuatara was able to reach a speed of 457.6 km / h.
To set this record, the car owner has somehow launched the car to quickly reach the maximum speed of the car. This is contrary to the previous record that the car reaches its maximum speed in normal driving mode by pressing the accelerator pedal.
However, the Tuatara still has a lot of problems, and its gearbox needs to be adjusted to reach 500 km / h to withstand this pressure.
The supercar is powered by a 5.9-liter V8 twin-turbocharged E85 engine capable of producing 1,750 horsepower and about 1,350 horsepower with regular 91-octane gasoline. This power is transmitted to the rear wheel by a 7-speed gearbox.
The product is priced at around $ 1.3 million and is set to produce 100 units.