SSC North America has confirmed itsthe reputation of the world's fastest production car manufacturer and, 13 years after its first world speed record, has replicated the result, setting a new official world speed record for production cars in the SSC Tuatara. The indicator was recorded on October 10 on a section of the state highway near Las Vegas. The previous record was held by the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, and was 490.4 km / h.
New record with average speed atthe SSC Tuatara's two-way track was 508.73 km / h (316.11 mph). At the same time, the speed with a one-way run was 484.53 km / h (301.07 mph), and on the way back, professional racer Oliver Webb set another record, reaching a top speed of 532.93 km / h (331.15 miles per hour). The race, according to the conditions necessary for fixing the record, took place for one hour on a 10-kilometer section of highway No. 160 near Las Vegas.
The fastest production car record wasconfirmed by two authorities and measured using Dewetron GPS analysis tracking speed using an average of 15 satellites.
The SSC Tuatara has a 5.9-literV8 twin-turbo engine with 1,750 horsepower. According to the conditions of the competition, the car must be filled not with racing fuel, but with standard fuel, and also have ordinary street tires.
SSC North America's first record,founded by Jarod Shelby, and focused on the production of sports cars, was recorded in 2007 when the SSC Ultimate Aero TT reached a speed of 412 km / h. Only three years later in 2010, this record was surpassed by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with 431 km / h.
Currently, SSC Tuatara installed immediatelyseveral records, besides the fastest production car, the car reached the fastest speed on public roads and covered the fastest mile and kilometer on public roads.
Despite the fact that in the technical parameters of the SSCTuatara declared the value of the maximum speed to 443 km / h, race car driver Oliver Webb, believes that the figure of 532.93 km / h is not the limit, because during the trip, he was "hampered by the crosswind."