136 The SSC Tuatara is the first 300mph car!

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Shelby SuperCars Tuatara is officially the first 300mph car in production. According to Road & Track, the 1,750 hp hypercar hit 331 mph in tailwind direction and 316.11 mph average over both direction.

Tuatara is America's first hypercar in series production and SSC are using Nelson Racing double overhead cam shaft V8 engine instead of more primitive pushrod V8 from General Motors, which they were using previously.

1m ago by hostboy
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SpeedKing  3w ago

We now have Fenske(Engineering Explained) with his 2 bob's worth and it points to only one thing, which is obviously deception. I wonder if Shelby is related to Trump? :P

 


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Anonymous  1m ago

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NIN  1m ago

 


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SpeedKing  1m ago

The plot thickens with Shelby responding to TopGear. He claims the diff ratio is 2.92 and not 3.16 and that they used military grade measuring equipment. What's more the speedo was out 14-15 mph at 200 mph. Seriously do the run again with speed traps FFS
https://www.topgear.com/car-news/ssc-responds-331mph-video-accusations


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SpeedKing  1m ago

Is this the best that MotorTrend could come up with to challenge the video evidence which speaks for itself?? Bloody amateurs lol
https://www.motortrend.com/news/ssc-tuatara-top-speed-record-gps-validation/


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Lambolover  1m ago

SSC is standing by the 316 mph claim
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/carthrottle/~3/MU6wiY6TRo8/
Without even mentioning a thing about maths or Youtubers


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Cocobe  1m ago

Concisely they determined the car which hit 7300rpm in 6th gear, which was only 247mph... And the math works out that the car avged only 216mph through the 2 U-turn sections, while the "gps" said it avged 289mph.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSNRKBj_hUE&ab_channel=MishaCharoudin


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Cocobe  1m ago

It's a shame, the much delayed Tuatara is likely going to bankrupt SSC after the lawsuits that will come after this, assuming they sold all their cars. Bugatti may throw in a suit as well for good measure too =/


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SpeedKing  1m ago

Nor should they have given the latest expose lol
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benedekpuskas  1m ago

 

I'm really really disappointed. At 12:41 in the video, you can see clear proof, the record is fake.


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realstats  1m ago

Shmee exposed it as a fake just now


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aaron  1m ago

MERICA!!!!!!!


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lafars  1m ago

 


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lafars  1m ago

do you think the 301 run was sandbagged?

i know uphill/downhill is a factor,though that depends on the gradient of the hill


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Cauf40f50  1m ago

''So they forgot to add a small gps device to verify it ?

Money well spent LOL''
could the speedo (assuming the speed shown in the video is from the speedo) be overrating and the car actually hitting around 325 mph?


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babas  1m ago

How many SSC you see rolling on the streets because i see a couple of koenigseggs every week so a wonder if SSC is a production car.


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Hoppelmoppel123  1m ago

How about making top speed cars self driving. So the topspeed run isn´t that dangerous.


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DodgeHEMI426  1m ago

This is properly insane. Imagine driving a Bugatti Veyron - being known as THE top speed-car of the last decade - at the very limit (253 mph/407 kph) and then this Tuatara comes blasting by with roughly 80 mph/125 kph more. So basically it's like you are standing still on a highway while other cars drive past normally.