2013 SSC Tuatara review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 10 May 2013 , 18:05:18 byVeronica

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SSC Tuatara

The SSC Tuatara is by all means a supercar. It is produced by SSC North America, company formerly named Shelby Super Cars Inc. The aim of producing such a monster car was to compete for the title of manufacturing the fastest production car in the world. It had to compete the other brands that have an important background in the field, especially the Bugatti. The supercar was presented at the 2011 Dubai Motor Show.

The officials from SSC made public the sum possible clients have to take out of their bank accounts to buy such a marvelous acquisition. We are talking about 1.3 M USD. Deliveries will begin this December or as late as 2014 January. The clear goal is to dethrone the Bugatti Veyron which still stands as the fastest and the most furious car on the planet.  The power for the SSC Tuatara will be provided by a twin-turbo V8 6.9-liter (423 cubic inch) engine outputting 1,350 bhp (1,007 kW) and 1,733 Nm (1,280 lb-ft) of torque when using 91 octane fuel. SSC has already confirmed that the all-new power unit can generate up to 1,700 bhp (1,268 kW).

The exterior of the SSC Tuatara has been designed entirely based on the aerodynamic and slip-stream principles. The shape is flat and classical. Standing barely a meter tall, the car features a black teardrop-shaped canopy or roof which sits on a dazzling off-white body. The idea of two wings was borrowed from the aviation industry. These wings support the superstructure of this supercar. The look is absolutely fabulous. And all these elements need to work together in a perfect manner to beat the record of the fastest car in the world. To be number one, the amazing vehicle-jet needs to do more than 267.8 mph (430.98 km/h).


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SSC Tuatara