316 mph! SSC Tuatara is now the world's fastest production car

The total speed during the two runs was 316.11 mph (508.73 km / h).

On 13 September 2007 the SSC Ultimate Aero was crowned by an average of 256,14 mph in two opposite directions as the fastest production vehicle worldwide.

In this thirteen- year stretch, the title for the fastest car in the world changed hands many times, with Koenigsegg Agera RS becoming the official record holder at a speed of 447,19 km / h (277,87 mph).

There was considerable speculation over the participation of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300 + in this speed duel, but the agreement that the Molsheim hypercar does not fulfill the requirements.

Although it was 304.77 mph (490.48 km / h), the effort took only one direction rather than the other.

The longtail W16 was not in all ways checked in the Ehra-Lessien test track according to the Guinness World Record regulations, Bugatti explained, but now it doesn't matter really.

Why does this happen?

Since the SSC is named Tuatara, and a new pace demon is in town.

The hypercar named after a reptile broke the world record for fastest road-legal automobile on the same section of State Route 160 south of Las Vegas near Pahrump, in November 2017.

On 10 October SSC Nord America put professional racing driver Oliver Webb in an effort to abolish the Agera RS and Chiron Super Sport 300 + behind the wheel of the Ultimate Aero successor.

SSC has averaged a memorable speed of 316,11 mph (508,73 km / h) in two ways, one with a gear fuel of 301,07 mph (484,53 km / h), and the other 331,15 mph (532,93 km / h) by using a production car with street-tires and driving in a non-race engine.

Not impressed yet?

Ok, webb claims that it "went well even" and "was not quite out of steam," noting that if not for the crosswinds it might have been quicker.

SSC is pleased to be claiming that it set a record new for the most quickly traveling mile on a public route, at 313.12 mi / h (503.92 km / h), and the quickest cell kilometre, at 321.35 mi / h (517.16 km / h) on the previously mentioned Agera RS. The Tuatara has continued to boost additional records of speeds.

Of note, the absolute peak speed we listed earlier was 331.15 mph (532.93 km / h) sufficiently in order to qualify for the fastest speed on a public highway.

Oliver Webb said that within five seconds, the hypercar has gained almost 20 mph (32 km / h), and further indicated that more could be gained.

SSC North America coordinated the book to document the usage of a licensed GPS measuring instrument and two world-renowned on-site observers for evidence.

An total of 15 satellites is used to assess the incredible speed and acceleration of the Tuatara during the two runs within one hour.

All of these are attempting to beat the Tuatara:

Theoretically, Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut will do 330 minutes

Production variant of Hennessey Venom F5 teased, first in November

A twin-turbo 5.9 liter V8 flat-plane crank engine which pumps 1.750 bhp when it feeds on E85 is the motivating feature of the Tuatara.

Shift to 91 octane with a massive 1,350 bhp, a dry weight of 1,247 kilograms (2,750 pounds) and a drag coefficient of 0,279 in a mid-engined hypercar.

Manufacture is restricted to 100 cars and consumer supplies launch at $1,625,000, and maxing out at $1,9 M for the High Downforce Track Pack completely loaded version.

Bugatti is just leaving Hennessey with its Venom F5 and the Koenigsegg with the Jesko absolut to attempt and beat the Tuatara, so it has formally withdrawn from hunting high speed records.

North America Source: SSC