The SSC Tuatara was first delivered to customers this year after a near ten-year wait for the hypercar. To demonstrate the Tuatara’s capabilities, SSC has released a video showing the hypercar hurtling down a closed stretch of road at full tilt.
Forward momentum comes from a mid-mounted, twin-turbo 5.9-litre V8, producing 1006kW (1349hp) when feeding on premium unleaded and as much as 1305kW (1750hp) on E85. It revs as high as 8800rpm, weighs just 194kg, and is mated to a seven-speed “computerised manual” gearbox featuring a “robotic shift system.”
The American firm has previously stated the Tuatara is capable of surpassing the 300mph (482km/h) barrier. An official top speed test is yet to be conducted to confirm whether the Tuatara can usurp the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ which clocked 490.484km/h at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track last year.