The SSC Tuatara is officially the fastest car in the world
Take that, Koenigsegg.
SSC Tuatara has just set the record for the fastest production car in the world. And it completely blows the outgoing record-holder out of the park. The Tuatara had a 2-way average of 316.11mph, a blistering ~40mph faster than the Koenigsegg Agera RS, which held the record at 277.87mph.
And if you thought that was impressive, think again: the Tuatara, at its highest speed, hit 331.15mph. The person who piloted the Tuatara to this incredible feat is named, Oliver Webb had to drive both and and down the famous Nevada straight, a 7-mile straight where both the SSC Ultimate Aero and Koenigsegg Agera RS earned their titles as the fastest production car in the world.
Oliver managed to get the Tuatara to go 301.07mph on his first run, and on his second, he got the Tuatara all the way up to 331.15mph, making for an average of 316.11mph. After that, the glory of being the fastest production car in the world was granted to SSC.
Believe it or not, Oliver Webb says the Tuatara had more in it, and could've gone faster. The only thing stopping it were the crosswinds. The Tuatara is powered by a 5.9-liter V8 that makes 1,750 horsepower and 1,280 torques, making it one of, if not the most powerful V8's ever put in a production car.
Just the thought of going over 300mph in a car is mind-boggling. Yet, the engineers at SSC were able to crack the code, make the aerodynamics work, and put SSC at the top yet again. At half the cylinders as a Chiron, mind you.