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SSC Tuatara specs

Car type Coupe
Introduced 2019
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Submitted by Thiago_Lins

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8 Twin Turbo
Displacement 5.9 l (360 ci)
Power 1774 ps (1750 bhp / 1305 kw) @ 8800 rpm
Torque 1735 Nm (1280 lb-ft) @ 6800 rpm
Power / liter 301 ps (297 hp)
Transmission 7 speed automatic
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive
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Shwingbob  6h ago

@Fastestlaps why won't the top speed be added?


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hostboy  10h ago

Junkara

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TypeF173  1d ago

Just a quick reminder as to who the OFFICIAL Racelogic authorised production top speed World Record Holders are, that's right SSC NORTH AMERICA and the stunning beautiful Tuatara!

For more details contact your local SSC NORTH AMERICA REPRESENTATIVE™, who will gladly assist with stating the bloody obvious to the bloody oblivious!

 

The IDNGAF FOUNDATION™ will also accept enquiries! As part of their World Famous GFY package!

This is possibly liable to change at ANYTIME, a new champion that is and we say GOOD!

But we all know what we want! S~S~C!

 

Even Schmee and Robert agree!🙊

Quote>"VBOX-Verified SSC Tuatara Speed Test
Racelogic USA was contracted by SSC North America to provide technical assistance with measuring and validating high-speed test runs of the SSC Tuatara during testing and record attempts conducted with Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida on January 17th, 2021.

Further>"VBOX Automotive
27 January 2021

VBOX-Verified SSC Tuatara Speed Test
Racelogic USA was contracted by SSC North America to provide technical assistance with measuring and validating high-speed test runs of the SSC Tuatara during testing and record attempts conducted with Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida on January 17th, 2021.

Speed and time data was collected with a Racelogic VBOX 3i 100Hz GNSS system, accurate to ±0.06 MPH, and traceable to ISO standards for speed measurement. The data logger was installed and data was verified by Jim Lau, Technical Director–North America of Racelogic USA. Onboard video speed overlay was also collected during these runs using a VBOX Video HD2 for further correlation, and is available publicly.

Here are the results of those runs:

Run 1, Northbound:
Max Speed: 279.7 MPH (450.1 km/h) reached at 2:38:09 PM EST

Run 2, Southbound:
Max Speed: 286.1 MPH (460.4 km/h) reached at 3:28:51 PM EST

Two-way average:
282.9 MPH (455.3 km/h)

Racelogic’s VBOX line of speed measurement devices are recognized as an industry standard, and are used by automotive manufacturers and suppliers around the world."

 


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Anti-scam service  2w ago

SSC Tuatara sets the record of the worst body panel fitment for a ''prodcution car''. Watch the second part of the video the to witness this amazing achievement up close.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdOd8BXpXQC/

 

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Sonatineisback  2w ago

 

1.02=😲


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FastestLaps  2w ago @Sonatineisback

Fantastic looking bare carbon weave. Both the rims and the body have matching pattern.

Typically these days you don't see the classic weave pattern as often. Its uniform gray. They must have done it on purpose - for the aesthetics.


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TypeF173  2w ago @FastestLaps

That's all good, but that "Zenvo" "active" aerodynamics spoiler fitment needs sorting! OMG!🤦


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TypeF173  2w ago

I did! That exhaust and those KILLER flames! Thank You!😉


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KoenigseggNerd  2d ago @FastestLaps

KNC is immaculate to see in person, the weave and the way it looks under the sunlight is perfect. However it costs the same price as an Aventador SV 😂


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TypeF173  2m ago

Now compare the welding in that Instagram post to the other PRODUCTION American hypercar? I literally just commented on it? Night and day difference as evidenced?

Accordingly to the manufacturer of the "Dragonball" Z pipe they are looking to do another run soon!

We will see!


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TypeF173  2m ago

https://carbuzz.com/news/sscs-new-custom-exhaust-for-the-tuatara-is-insane

The absolute engineering attention to detail on this car is SICK. Back to the PRODUCTION hypercars then. LOL!


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hostboy  2m ago

SSC Tuatara
Claimed Power: 1750 bhp / 1774 PS / 1305 kW
Actual Power: 1778 bhp / 1803 PS / 1326 kW
Estimated Weight: 1438 kg with driver and fuel
Source of Estimations: TorqueStats *with several adjustments
Imperial acceleration figures (for U.S.):
▪ 0-30 mph: 0.800 s
▪ 0-60 mph: 2.120 s
▪ 0-100 mph: 3.320 s
▪ 0-150 mph: 7.269 s
▪ 0-200 mph: 11.384 s (max 12.355 s)
▪ Top speed: 291.637 mph *average of both directions
▪ 1/4 mile: 8.240 s @ 166.751 mph
▪ 1 mile: 22.008 s @ 246.360 mph
▪ 1' rollout: 0.193 s + 0.387 s (VHT prep)
Metric acceleration figures (for rest of the world):
▪ 0-100 km/h: 2.800 s
▪ 0-200 km/h: 5.660 s
▪ 0-300 km/h: 11.441 s (min 10.470 s)
▪ 0-400 km/h: 23.127 s
▪ Top speed: 494.700 km/h
▪ 0-380 m: 8.537 s @ 259.144 km/h
▪ 0-400 m: 8.786 s @ 262.897 km/h
▪ 0-1000 m: 15.646 s @ 345.475 km/h


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TypeF173  3m ago

Incredibly impressively detailed downforce figures. But I'm not quite sure where they got them from, because from memory they are incorrect. But I'm not going to prove them wrong, just yet. She's going to need them for a little trip abroad!🤔

Quote>"To get the best track performance, many high-performance cars forgo top speed in favor of tacked-on lips and strakes that add downforce. Not so with the smooth, flowing Tuatara. SSC claims that active aerodynamics allow for a class-leading 0.279 drag coefficient, helping pave the way for a top speed in excess of 300 mph. It’s not quite that slippery through the air when at speed, however. From 93–198 mph, the adjustable rear wing adds as much as 1200 pounds of downforce with a drag coefficient of 0.335. That should cover just about any road course you could throw at the Tuatara, but as speeds exceed 200 mph, “Wing Mode” reduces downforce to 800 pounds and drag to 0.303."

https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/ssc-tuatara-aims-for-koenigsegg-and-300-mph-mark/


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TypeF173  3m ago

World "Exclusive" SSC Tuatara VIN TAG's!😲

https://ibb.co/KmmSjdf


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Meanwhile inside the world of dr. cosimo and his distant cousin Anti-scam service... (paid trolls never get the ladies, even if they can afford a Mercedes... on an EBT)

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hostboy  3m ago

The American sports car & performance car hierarchy:

Tier -1 (Hypercar/Megacar class): Aria FXE, Czinger 21C, Hennessey Venom GT/F5, Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, Raeser Tachyon, SCG 004, SSC Tuatara

Tier 0 (Supercar class): Chevrolet Corvette Z06/ZR1/Zora, Dodge Viper, Ford GT, Mosler MT900, Saleen S7, Tesla Roadster (Mk.II)

Tier 1 (Ultra-high-performance class): Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, Cadillac CT6-V, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1/ZL1 1LE, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray/E-Ray, Dodge Challenger & Charger versions with 6.2L supercharged motor, Ford Mustang-based Shelby GT500

Tier 2 (High-performance class): Cadillac CT5-V, Cadillac CT6 4.2TT, Chevrolet Camaro LT1/SS/SS 1LE, Chrysler 300/Dodge Challenger/Dodge Charger versions with 6.4L motor, Ford Mustang GT/BULLITT/Mach 1, Ford Mustang-based Shelby GT350/GT350R

Tier 3 (Semi-high-performance class): Cadillac CT4-V / CT5 550T / CT6 3.0TT, Chevrolet Camaro V6/V6 1LE, Chrysler 300/Dodge Challenger/Dodge Charger versions with 5.7L motor, Ford Mustang EcoBoost HPP, Ford Taurus SHO, Lincoln Continental and MKZ versions with 3.0TT motor

Tier 4 (Medium-performance class): Buick Regal GS, Cadillac CT4 550T, Chevrolet Camaro Turbo/Turbo 1LE, Dodge Challenger & Charger versions with 3.6L motor, Ford Fusion and Lincoln Continental versions with 2.7TT motor, Ford Mustang EcoBoost

I excluded the Chevy SS sports sedan from Tier 2 because it's not actually an "American" car.


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TypeF173  3m ago

Well John's car didn't take long to map out! LOL! So, I guess we are back on this beauty.

So I'll share something different

SSC Tuatara 100-400km/h= 20.6 timed from official video~ thanks man.

Koenigsegg Agera RS 100-400km/h= 20.4 seconds from Koenigsegg Agera RS section from timings by the young gentleman. *Correction as per author.

Now you'll begin understand HOW quick the Tuatara is quick IN gears and THROUGH the gears.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS figures are from a LAUNCH and traction controlled start in a full on 0-400-0km/h record, nobody ever called that car slow?. The SSC Tuatara's are from the records runs where driver eased on to the runway. These WILL improve. Because I've already shown it below.

I'm stating AGAIN the top speed stuff is icing. This is is the cake.

IDNGAF about Nevada. LOL! It's not like I'm buying one, or anyone else here. I like SEXY metrics and hypercars mainly.

I'll start maybe just maybe talking about some of the engineering. Because the amount of purile horseshit I read occasionally is unbelievable, and it's outright disinformation. If I'm a Lonewolf I really don't care, back in lockdown is was the same with Bugatti, ignorant haters talking trash about what they didn't understand. You can't talk to these individuals their narratives are fixed.

Anyway there's far more to this hypercar than a FK'ed up "record".

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TypeF173  3m ago

 

Now watch this video it's a side by side comparison.

But THESE are the YouTube counter readings from both OFFICIAL top speed video "records"~

143MPH/230km/h~ 286MPH = 1.30> 2.04= 34 seconds pre production prototype Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+.

143MPH~ 286MPH= 2.54> 3.20= 26 seconds.

34- 26= 8 seconds difference.

But the thing is the 300-400km/h is almost identical at 10 seconds?

The production Bugatti Chiron Supersport (although 300+ figures not released officially) are 12.1- 28.6= SIXTEEN point FIVE seconds?

A PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE of 49.0566%?. What planet do they live one? That's outrageous, and whether I Love or not is immaterial.

And yet everyone rides SSC North America's balls constantly on "figures?" Yes they ****ed up? And? Are beheadings required? Because it's NOT ****ing happening.

The Tuatara did 0-286.10MPH in 41 seconds WITHIN 1.9 miles?

Did Bugatti? LOL! And nobody knows the specifications of that car really? A co efficiency of drag number is too much to ask! The answer is WITH the rolling start on the loop it's minimum DOUBLE and might even be TRIPLE? I never thought to work it out.

But I will absolutely now.

286.10- 300MPH= 4.74322% PERCENTAGE difference?

So it's time slowly to put out the information I've accumulated. It's got Source and Citation and Quotations or calculations based off exactly those.

Because it's time I feel to really look deeper into that another Anglo-American production hypercar, in a hell of alot more depth. These two have taken up enough time already. Because going through the procedures here now, I've spotted something about John's car.

Any UNINTENTIONAL mistakes very glady corrected.


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Hussain Jafri  3m ago

I tested it and it did not reach the claimed Top Speed 😭

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TypeF173  3m ago

Fascinating little interview with the MAN Jerod Shelby himself talks about a wide variety of topics including his PRODUCTIONS WORLD RECORD in the exquisite Tuatara (50 State Legal). I doubt many have seen but still~

 

How long will they remain official World Record top speed Champions? Difficult to say Hennessey's PRODUCTION hypercar is currently being tested. And she's mighty quick!

Whatever transpires NO ONE will do what the Tuatara driver did, ever. A hypercar owner setting a production title in production car #1? Tip's hat.

God Speed Hennessey and those that follow! ;)


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TypeF173  3m ago

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1131069_ssc-tuatara-sets-land-speed-record-for-production-cars-at-282-9-mph

Quote>"There's a new speed king and its name is Tuatara.

On Wednesday, SSC announced its customer-owned Tuatara supercar, driven by its owner Dr. Larry Caplin, set a new production-vehicle land-speed record of 282.9 mph.

The record was set on Sunday, Jan.17 over the course of 2.3 miles at the Jonny Bohnmer Grounds at Space Florida's LLF, Kennedy Space Center.

Headed Northbound at 2:38 pm local time, the SSC Tuatara hit 279.7 mph. Headed southbound at 3:28 pm, the Tuatara hit 286.1 mph. The two runs averaged out to a two-way speed of 282.9 mph, which bested the previous record of 277.9 mph set by the Koenigsegg Agera RS in 2017.

To avoid any validation issues, the Tuatara was equipped with multiple satellite tracking systems including two Racelogic VBox systems, a Life Racing tracking system, two Garmin systems, and a trap speed system from the International Mile Racing Association.

Jim Lau, technical director for Racelogic North America, was onsite during the record runs and validated the high-speed runs' data as accurate. Nürburgring taxi driver Robert Mitchell, who was present for the record attempt in December, was also on hand to witness the speed runs.

Lau and SSC CEO Jerod Shelby provided Motor Authority the Racelogic VBox's data file. The data file has been independently checked and verified for MA by Eddie Nakato, founder of AR Motorsports.

"Good satellite signal, did all the things they said they did, and the data matches up. It's as legit as it can be," Nakato said.

2021 SSC Tuatara Reruns Record Attempt, January 2021
2021 SSC Tuatara Reruns Record Attempt, January 2021

For the record attempt that fell short in December, the SSC team swapped the final drive ratio to 3.167 from the original 2.92 used for the record attempt in October. This change in final gear ratio shortened the gearing in an attempt to get more speed in a shorter distance given the 2.3 miles the Tuatara had to work with before hitting the mile braking zone. The same drive ratio was also used this time as the venue stayed the same.

Issues encountered during the December record attempt prompted the SSC team to re-engineer the cooling system with larger intercoolers, more water capacity in the water-to-air intercoolers, and increased venting on the dry-sump oil system. Shelby noted that all future Tuatara models will get these changes and they will be retrofitted to all Tuataras already on the road today.

The Tuatara is powered by a Nelson Racing built 5.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 with up to 1,350 hp on 91 octane pump gas and as much as 1,750 hp on E85. A 7-speed automated manual transmission built in Italy by CIMA sends power to the rear wheels.

During the first pass on Jan. 17 the car pushed 24 pounds of boost in 6th and 7th gears. This, teamed with E85 fuel, gave the car approximately 1,500 hp and 1,070 lb-ft of torque. For the second run, also on E85, the engine output was upped to the full 1,750 hp and 1,322 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm as the car used the full 28 pounds of boost during the second half of 7th gear.

2021 SSC Tuatara Reruns Record Attempt, January 2021
2021 SSC Tuatara Reruns Record Attempt, January 2021

Caplin and the Tuatara hit the top speed of 286.1 mph in 1.9 miles and hit 244 mph in one mile. It took 2.87 seconds for the Tuatara to accelerate from 274 to 286 mph. "At 275 mph this car is accelerating ten times faster than any other production car in the world," engine builder Tom Nelson said.

Shelby said he's less concerned with what other manufacturers are doing and more concerned with finding out the true capabilities of the Tuatara. Shelby told MA that SSC will make further attempts in the coming months to improve upon the record, and this is considered part of ongoing high-speed testing. The CEO expects the car to top 300 mph with the full 28 pounds of boost in 5th, 6th, and 7th gears in the same 2.3-mile stretch.

Meanwhile, fellow American performance marque Hennessey unveiled the first production Venom F5 since SSC's first record attempt. Hennessey plans high-speed testing that could set a record.

"When the dust settles, (the Tuatara) WILL be the fastest," Shelby said."

Incredibly important information contained in for those benchmarking.😉


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TypeF173  3m ago

SSC North America in the United States of America has in research accordingly to Robert Mitchell, stated it posses, independently too, FULL 50 STATE production road legal status including EPA emmisions standards, to which that standard refers. They've stated it and I know Roberts looked into ALL the manufacturers.

We already looked at the SSC Ultimate Aero. They even applied to Guiness World Records for having the most powerful EPA CERTIFIED engine at one point.

So for me the controversy is CLOSED. Small manufacturer exemptions particularly ONE manufacturer, and I'd rather not state which, have CONTINUOUSLY been offered exemptions and extensions and often CROW about it being "fully homologated", and yes they absolutely do, I've individually witnessed it, can no longer do so. It's outright disengeguous hypocrisy.

And absence of evidence and evidence of absence are completely differentiated. Like how some manufacturers "claim" OEM engineering, if I read it right, as their own? NDA? Who knows.

Anyway nothing more to state, I'm leaving this subject it's complicated with all the databases that need interrogating.

There's too much gone into Project Exceed to even fathom walking away even though for a short while I did. It changed when certain interactions took place with key members of the team.

But independently elsewhere we are working away surrounding subject on this, in quiet and may elect to release information on an as is basis, if the need arises with evidence ofcourse.

That's it. It's a ****ing amazing car, so don't confuse that with management or engineering. People always do, always will.


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TypeF173  3m ago

Independent Analyst Robert Mitchell talks frankly about homologation and small manufacturer EXEMPTIONS for said same small manufacturers. This has expanded individually for me in multiple areas and avenues. And it somewhat makes certain manufacturers look stupid whereby they've had these themselves and then talk down others. It's ****ing ridiculous. Anyway if you've enjoyed multi million dollars in exports and sales to the United States of America BECAUSE of them, then judgement isn't an option. Only compliance is, to non hypocrisy.

 


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TypeF173  3m ago

Quote>"SSC Planning Nürburgring Lap Record Attempt With 1750-HP Tuatara."

https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a35550178/ssc-planning-nurburgring-lap-record-attempt-with-1750-hp-tuatara/

Quote>"“We actually are looking at [running the SSC Tuatara at the Nürburgring],” Shelby told Muscle Cars & Trucks. “We’re talking to a group about Nürburgring, and that will be one of our next focuses AFTER top speed.”

Key word AFTER. So it maybe next year.

Quote>"Shelby says that once its finish its top-speed testing, SSC will show off the Tuatara's quarter-mile and standing-mile times."

I believe, based on CURRENTLY AVAILABLE verifications, they'll be formidable.

As for the Nurburgring, anything under 7 minutes, which she's quite capable of, would be an exceptional achievement. Maybe possibly the Porsche 918 time.

There's a TONNE and I sure as hell mean it, a TONNE more information I've got to impart but slowly does it! Obsession isn't good, passion assuredly is! LOL!

I'm spending too much time around American's on the "boards". Not like I don't Love the place. ;)

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