SSC Tuatara: Shelby SuperCars Tuatara, World’s Fastest Production Car

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Shelby SSC Tuatara: World’s Fastest Production Car

The new SSC Tuatara by Shelby Supercars has snatched the title of World Fastest SuperCar in production, from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which can achieve 268MPH. But Shelby Tuatara has claimed the hyper coveted speed crown from Bugatti with an even high speed of 275MPH.

The name, Tuatara, as it is explained in the video below featuring company found Jerod Shelby, is derived from the name for a New Zealander lizard, which has has the fastest evolving DNA of any creature. Tuatara has been named after it to depict the phenomenon of how much the car has evolved changed from its predecessor, SSC Ultimate Aero.

The American automaker’s previous model, the Ultimate Aero TT, came equipped with a twin turbocharged V8 which produced 1,287-hp and beat the Bugatti Veyron. The Aero TT achieved a top speed of 414 km/h (257 mph). However the speed record was reclaimed by the Bugatti Veyrom Super Sport.

Most manufacturers essentially use the same basic model and body shape for up to 10 years, while only making small refinements to it each year," explained SSC founder Jerod Shelby.

After only three years in production with the Ultimate Aero, SSC’s Tuatara is about to monumentally evolve in the areas of sophistication, design, aerodynamics and sheer all-around performance.

Additional Tuatara specs include:
• Carbon fiber wrapped around a carbon chassis.
• Aluminum crash structures.
• Carbon fiber wheels.
• Engine - twin-turbocharged, 7.0-liter V-8, 1,350 horsepower.
• Drive - sent to rear wheels via a seven-speed manual transmission.
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