Saturday, 12 November 2011

Shelby introduces the Tuatara




SSC is set to reclaim the manufacturer of the world’s fastest production title from Bugatti with a brand new supercar, a supercar that has been revealed today will go by the name Tuatara (pronounced twu-tar-ah).

SSC Tuatara will use a dual overhead camshaft 7.0 liter twin-turbo V8 that is estimated to redline at 9,000 rpm and deliver 1,350 hp. The car will weigh just 1,200 kg or 2750 lbs (dry weight) thanks to a carbon fiber construction (including the wheels), and aluminum crumple zones. This means it will manage a power-to-weight ratio of 1,125 hp per tonne. The Tuatara is estimated to achieve 0–62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.5 seconds and the top speed is an estimated 276 miles per hour (444 km/h). To become the world's fastest production car, the final production version of the Tuatara will have to beat the 267 mph (431 km/h) set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010.

Watch the Video of Tuatara

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