SSC Ultimate Aero Tuatara [video]
SSC Ultimate Aero received a new Tuatara performance package. Shelby Super Cars wanted to make the fastest hyper car on the planet, even faster than the Bugatti Veyron SS.
The car is powered by the most powerful production engine in the world – a 6.8 liter twin-turbo V8 with 1 350BHP (1 007kW). Yep, one thousand and seven kilowatts. 0 to 100 km/h is around 2.8 seconds and the top speed is theoretical 443 km/h (275 mph), which is way more than Veyron SS.
The main reason for the results is not the engine, it is the superbly low weight of the vehicle. It weighs just 1 179 kg (2 600 lb).
The price is "just" $970 000.
Check out the video below, where Tuatara runs from 0 to 200 mph (322 km/h) specially to test new gear ratio specs on the 7-speed transmission. The target is less than 16 seconds.
SSC Ultimate Aero Tuatara