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For Shelby Supercars, Business (In Dubai) Is Booming


Shelby Supercars (SSC) has yet to finish development of its Tuatara hypercar, but that didn’t stop the company from taking orders for ten cars at the recent Dubai International Motor Show. At a price of roughly $1.3 million apiece, that’s not a bad five days for a company whose main goal in exhibiting was raising brand awareness.

Gulf News reports that the show drew record attendance, and some manufacturers even chose Dubai for new global introductions. Still, the bulk of the public interest was in cars like the SSC Tuatara and the Lamborghini Aventador, which booked 14 orders during the show.

SSC hopes its Tuatara can reclaim the title of “fastest production car” back from the Bugatti Veyron, which snatched it from the SSC Ultimate Aero. Ensuring the Tuatara is up to the task, the car is powered by a 7.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 that’s said to produce more than 1,350 horsepower.

Both the Tuatara’s body and chassis will be constructed of carbon fiber, with crash structures made from aluminum. Departing from the norm, wheels will also be made from carbon fiber instead of more traditional materials like aluminum or magnesium alloys.

SSC isn’t confirming a top speed, but 275 miles per hour has been cited repeatedly in reference to the Tuatara. That should be sufficient to grab the title back from Bugatti, building SSC brand interest along the way.

In Dubai, no one wants to own the second-fastest car in the world.
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  1. and after it claims the top speed record i wonder who will take it from them since the Veyron end production maybe the Bugatti Galibier,upcoming Koenigsegg,Pagani cant wait for the future.
     
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  2. The Ulimiterd Arrow Shebly Supercar Will hit new Speed of 300 Miles Per Hour + too! This is Second Geration of Faster supercars is 100 Miles faster too! This is new Mgf new cars being odered too! There Speeds are 300 miles per hour + too! Up to 390 Miles Per hour to New Club too! I agreed!!!
     
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  3. 1. The Shelleby Supercar No#4: The Ulimited Arrow #4 The New Car will be built immeadly to hit the top Speed of; (300)M.P.H.+ too! Agreed!!! The Engine will be a in rear only too! It will be TurboProp Engine too! It will be Jet Power Engine too! The top Speed is 360 Miles per hour too! At MAXIUM Speed 360 M.P.H too Agreed!!!
     
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  4. 1. The Tuatara: Top Speed is 275 M.P.H !
     
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