35 The SSC Tuatara does 60-120 mph in 2.5 seconds!

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SSC is still doing some testing on the Tuatara before the inevitable record run and they published an unlisted video on youtube of an acceleration run:


TopGear interview wtih SSC boss Jerod Shelby revealed some preliminary results from analyzing telemetry after the car did some 90 per cent throttle pulls in second and third gear.

I got a call from a very excited tuner later that night, while I was eating dinner with my family, saying: "do you realize that you’re going from 60mph to 120mph in 2.5 seconds flat in a couple of these pulls?"

Shelby said his tuner reminded him that "heavily modified, 2500 - 3000 horsepower AWD race vehicles" run those kinds of times. The Tuatara, of course, is a rear-drive hypercar designed to be driven every day.

2m ago by lafars
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John Doe  1m ago

Wow! Quite impressive! I am very interested in this all-american hypercar!
Reminds me of the good old days, then americans tried to compete with euro sportcars of the day with their Vector.



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lafars  1m ago

SSC is planning a cheaper/lower performance model than the Tuatara


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OutCast10  1m ago

Why so this much hype about this car?

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SpeedKing  2m ago

Using the car speedo in the video footage the Tuatara did 60-120 mph in 2.75 sec and 60-140 mph in 4.22 sec so the claim of 2.5 sec is not supported in that video. The other question is were they using E85 or 98 octane fuel?

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Maťko  2m ago

"2500 - 3000 horsepower AWD race vehicles" run those kinds of times"
NO, just NO !

Nissan GT-R Nightfury - T1 Race @ 3000HP 60-120MPH in 1,30s !!!
Nissan GT-R ETS @ 1800WHP 60-120MHP in 1,86s

"hose kinds of times" aka 2,5s 60 to 120MPH goes cars like 1350WHP UGR Huracan or 1200+WHP EKanooRacing's ES1XXX 991 Turbo S

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aaayy  2m ago

This company reminds me of Vector. An American hypercar company, trying to compete with the big boys. Let’s just hope they don’t go the way of Vector.

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NIN  2m ago

It's been over 100 years....can't someone invent a better way to wipe a windshield?

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FastestLaps  2m ago

This is American Koenigsegg. Down to even the logo shield being somewhat similar.

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benedekpuskas  2m ago

The sound reminds me the Ferrari 458 Italia.

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Cauf40f50  2m ago

Rwd..... oh god it will wheelspin so much

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lafars  2m ago

worth pointing out: this data was collected by six GPS satellites, so the speed is accurate and not some claim to create hype

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FastestLaps  2m ago

Looks dangerous tbh

Imagine if one wheel slips. It better have reliable TC