The SSC Tuatara was unveiled at Pebble Seaside virtually a yr in the past. Now, manufacturing of the brand new American hypercar has commenced and the primary automotive is anticipated to be delivered by the tip of 2019.
The SSC Tuatara is predicated round a carbon fiber monocoque with bodywork comprised of the identical light-weight materials. In consequence, the automotive weighs simply 2750 lbs. The Tuatara is designed to slice by air with the least quantity of drag. It has a claimed coefficient of drag on Zero.279. Lively aerodynamics helps the automotive follow the tarmac.
The Tuatara is powered by a 5.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 developed in-house at SSC. It was just lately placed on a dyno and the numbers had been astonishing. The engine output peaked at 1750 hp on E85 and 1350 hp on 91 octane gasoline. It makes use of a 7-speed automated handbook transmission that’s claimed to shift between ratios in lower than 100 milliseconds. The automotive additionally has a Sport mode that drops the suspension by four inches.
SSC is but to place out the official efficiency figures of the Tuatara. Nevertheless, the corporate is aiming to attain a Zero-60 mph time of two.5 seconds and quarter-mile in 9.75 seconds. The goal high pace for the Tuatara is 300 mph.
Aside from the Tuatara, Hennessey can be gunning for the 300 mph goal with their Venom F5. Click on right here to learn extra about how the 2 American hypercars examine. On the opposite aspect of the pond, Koenigsegg can be constructing a 300 mph hypercar referred to as the Jesko.