S​SC finally admits to not reaching the 300 mph mark

A​nother attempt will be made in the future

8w ago

A​fter 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."

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.

T​he 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.

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Comments (23)

  • I honestly forgot about them, it was disappointing last time out.

      1 month ago
  • SSC is becoming the David Coulthard of hypercar builders. They're always saying "I'll get there next time".

      1 month ago
  • I was so excited that America was unofficially back in the game… disappointing

      1 month ago
    • I agree, it’s an embarrassing moment for them. At least they admitted it though, it takes a lot to acknowledge a mistake as big as this

        1 month ago
  • Well, it took a long time for an admit. But once again...

      1 month ago
  • At least we still have Hennessey 🤷‍♂️ maybe they’ll bring American credibility back.

      1 month ago