SSC finally admits to not reaching the 300 mph mark
Another attempt will be made in the future
After months of controversy, Shelby Supercars, better known as SCC, has admitted in an Instagram post to not hitting the 331 or 301 miles per hour mark they claimed to do in an October top speed run. The Tuatara reportedly experienced "a genuine mistake in how the capturing equipment was setup", and that there was "no ill-intent or awareness of the mistake when we initially released the speeds."
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SSC retried only to average 282.9 miles per hour following two runs, after the internet had a field day claiming falsehood. In those tests they did not achieve 300 miles per hour. Yet another try was scheduled to happen in April, but the Tuatara was damaged after its carrier flipped. SSC says they aren't going to give up, and want to make another attempt to reach 300 miles per hour soon.
The Tuatara is powered by a 5.9 liter twin turbo V8 that produces 1750 horsepower and 1341 lbs/feet of torque. Only 100 will be made.