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SSC Tuatara 2021.

SSC Tuatara 2021.

SSC Tuatara 2021.

SSC Tuatara did not go 500 km / h: but the speed record for production cars still showed.

In October of the twentieth, SSC North America announced that its SSC Tuatara hypercar set a new world speed record for production cars (508.73 km / h). Unfortunately, this result was not officially recorded, and the Swedish hypercar Koenigsegg Agera RS (446.97 km / h) remained in the status of the current record holder.

The Americans did not put up with this, promising to stake out the first place for themselves: at the end of December they held a re-run, but the car overheated the engine on the track.

SSC Tuatara 2021.

They made another attempt in January two thousand twenty-one. The race itself took place at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds (Florida, USA). When driving along the highway in the north direction, the car was able to accelerate to 450.1 km / h, and in the south — up to 460.4 kilometers per hour.

According to the arithmetic average, the result of the SSC Tuatara is 455.3 km / h. This was enough to bypass the aforementioned Koenigsegg Agera RS, so now the American hypercar is officially considered the fastest production car in the world.

SSC Tuatara 2021.

In addition, the SSC Tuatara bypassed the competitor in terms of the highest instantaneous speed — 460.4 km, while on the Swedish model this figure is slightly lower — 457.49 km / h.

Note that the arrival in October 2020 largely did not become an official record due to the use of inappropriate equipment by the Americans.

This time they approached the matter thoroughly, and the machinery of the companies Garmin, Life Racing, Racelogic and the international association IMRA monitored the speed of the car on the track.

SSC Tuatara 2021.

Thus, the probability of repeated error was reduced to zero.

It is possible that in the future, SSC North America will organize one or more speed races in order to show an even higher maximum speed.

The fact is that the current race is unlikely to reveal the high-speed potential of the hypercar to 100%.

SSC Tuatara 2021.

Firstly, the section of the track in Florida had a length of only 3.7 km, that is, the car simply did not have time to pick up the maximum possible speed.

Secondly, the car was driven by its owner (a certain Larry Caplin), not a professional pilot.

For comparison, the unofficial record in October was set by professional racer Oliver Webb, and the race itself took place on the 11-kilometer section of the SR 160 track in Nevada.

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