SSC Tuatara hits 286mph during re-run making it the world's fastest production car

It managed a two-way average of 282.9mph!

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The SSC Tuatara has just completed its official re-run of its top speed record attempt and it hit 286mph which is less than originally quotes but still enough to make it beat the Koenigsegg Agera RS's 277.9mph figure from 2017.

The American-based supercar company is now claiming to have set a two-way average record speed of 282.9mph on 17 January at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The car was not driven by Oliver Webb like before but instead by the owner of the car, entrepreneur Dr Larry Caplin.

This time, the speed was validated using multiple GPS speed recording systems supplied by Racelogic, Life Racing, Garmin and IMRA.

The available space for the speed run was only 2.3 miles (in Nevada a seven-mile road stretch was used) and the 286mph maximum was said to have been achieved in only 1.9 miles of it. SSC also claims it reached 244mph within one mile and accelerated from 274-286mph in just 2.87sec.

Well done to SSC for doing a re-run and proving people just what they are really capable of, even if it wasn't the speed they originally promised.

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Comments (27)

  • Hopefully they will be able to get it back up to 300+

      1 month ago
  • The SSC Tuatara has finally done it @tribe

      1 month ago
    • Well, sort of. 282 is big, but only 4mph over the Agera RS, far away from the 316 average/331 one-way max that ended up being null. Fortunately, Kennedy Space Center is tiny, so I reckon some more tarmac can let the Tuatara punch past 300mph....

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        1 month ago
  • Watch it get destroyed by the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

      1 month ago
  • lol still got creamed by the Chiron SS even though it wasn’t official.

      1 month ago
    • One-way, though. That's nothing if Bugatti can't head back and get an average.

        1 month ago
    • 286 vs 304 then, still creamed. We'll see what happens when they go to Nevada though.

        1 month ago
  • I bought some snow socks for the 3 days a year I might get caught out in snow.

      1 month ago