There are a number of cars in the market that defy physics and leave engineers and motorists stunned. This time is the case of the new hypercar developed by an American automobile manufacturer SSC North America (formerly Shelby SuperCars Inc.). Called SSC Tuatara, it is the 1,750 horsepower (on E85 fuel) rear-wheel-drive hypercar designed to break 300 mph (482 km/h).
In the recent video published by the company, the vehicle accelerates from 60-120 mph (100-200 km/h). The video was recorded during an acceleration test conducted by SSC with the Tuatara model. We can see that this acceleration takes place in an incredibly short time of about 2.5 seconds. Watch the video given below to believe it!
The car is powered by a twin-turbo 5.9-liter engine producing 1,350 horsepower when it consumes 91 octane gasoline and 1,750 horsepower when consuming E85. It is located in the center of the car, capable of releasing 1750 Nm of engine torque at 8,800 rpm and reaching 483 km/h. The engine weighs 194 kg and sends the drive to the rear wheels via a 7-speed robotic manual transmission that makes changes to less than 100 ms.
The SSC Tuatara has a length of 4.63 meters, a wheelbase of 2.67 meters, a width of 2.06 meters, and a height of 1.06 meters. The 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes 2.7 seconds, with the company saying that the Tuatara will have top speed, which will easily exceed the 458 km/h (285 mph) of the Koenigsegg Agera RS, aiming at Bugatti Chiron record.
In addition to its extremely high power of 1750 horsepower, the low weight of 1247 kg also has an impact on this vehicle’s speed. Also, the air friction coefficient of the vehicle is quite good at 0.279. Finally, we can say that only 100 of this vehicle will be produced and each of them will be sold at an expected price of $2 million.