After years of delays, the SSC Tuatara is finally getting ready to enter production and the company has just released two new videos of it.
The first shows the American hypercar on a dyno for the very first time. Powering the Tuatara is a 5.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 revving to an extraordinary 9,000 rpm and pumping out 1,750 hp when running on E85. While the dyno video doesn’t actually reveal how much grunt reaches the rear wheels, the engine certainly sounds the part despite not being taken up to its redline.
As for the second video, it shows the SSC Tuatara make its way up a canyon road and while the hypercar is only on screen for a few seconds, we once again have a chance to hear the remarkable engine in action. By God does it sounds good.
With great power comes great responsibility
SSC has big ambitions for the Tuatara and wants its hypercar to reach an extraordinary 300 mph (483 km/h). Both Koenigsegg and Hennessey are targeting that mark as well, but SSC believes that the Tuatara’s aerodynamic design and drag coefficient of just 0.279 puts it in the perfect position to reach it c first.
Development of the hypercar is ongoing, but the company intends on wrapping up work by the end of May. It also plans to start deliveries in August, though they haven’t said yet when they intend to max out the Tuatara in an attempt to set a new production car top speed record.