Tuatara

  • SSC Tuatara prototype at dealership

    It was a lucky day for one YouTuber earlier this month. An SSC Tuatara prototype was present at a Connecticut dealership, and YouTuber WVM3DreamDrives was on hand to capture the car. We're treated to the running prototype and all of its 5.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 glory, which produces an astounding 1,350 horsepower on gasoline, and 1,750 hp with E85. And it does sound wonderful at idle, though we're also treated to a few revs from the individual inside the car. That also sounds quite good to our ears. SSC hopes the Tuatara will be the first production car to reach 300 mph at a time when many...

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    Pre-production SSC Tuatara hypercar tests on public roads

    The team at SSC is currently cooking up America's first hypercar and a pre-production prototype has just been spotted testing on public roads. These photos were sent in to Motor Authority by a reader and were snapped on a stretch of road near SSC's headquarters in West Richland, Washington. The new...

  • SSC Tuatara engine
    Watch SSC test the 1,750-hp powerplant destined for the Tuatara hypercar

    SSC previously said it's the only firm with a real shot at reaching the 300 mph barrier, and it appears work is full-speed ahead. The company posted a new video of its upcoming Tuatara hypercar's twin-turbo V-8 engine testing, an engine that will provide the gusto in the mission to 300 mph. The...

  • SSC Tuatara - Image via Kimball Studios
    SSC Tuatara is America's 1,750-hp, all-carbon challenge to Bugatti, Koenigsegg

    It's time for the likes of Bugatti and Koenigsegg to step aside, as bespoke hypercar manufacturer SSC North America is ready to reclaim its previously held title of maker of the world's fastest cars with the long-awaited Tuatara. The homegrown hypercar was originally penned by Jason Castriota, a...

  • SSC Ultimate Aero TT - Image via duPont Registry
    Buy the SSC supercar that came before the Tuatara

    Before there were companies like Koenigsegg and Hennessey vying to dethrone the Bugatti Veyron as the world's fastest car, something Koenigsegg finally achieved last November when one of its Agera RS hypercars ran to 277.9 mph, there was SSC North America (previously Shelby SuperCars) taking the...

  • SSC Tuatara engine
    SSC reveals Tuatara hypercar's twin-turbo V-8

    It’s been a while since we last heard about SSC North America (formerly Shelby SuperCars) and its promised Tuatara hypercar, a car that could potentially reclaim the production car land speed record for the firm. The good news is that the Tuatara is coming, and soon. After first showing us a...

  • Teaser for SSC Tuatara debuting on August 24, 2018

    It's hard to believe it's been seven years since the Jason Castriota-designed SSC Tuatara concept was first shown to the world. During that time, SSC North America has been busy not only further developing the car but also securing funding as well as establishing new headquarters and modern production capabilities in West Richland, Washington. Now SSC is ready to show us the production version of its Tuatara hypercar. The covers will come off during this month's Monterey Car Week, with the first stop being The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on August 24. The Tuatara will also be present at...

  • Teaser for SSC Tuatara
    SSC not dead, releases teaser for Tuatara supercar

    It’s been a while since we last heard about SSC North America (formerly Shelby SuperCars) and its promised Tuatara supercar, a car that could potentially reclaim the production car land speed record for the firm. That is, if the project ever manages to get off the ground. So far all...

  • SSC Tuatara’s twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V-8 engine
    SSC Partners With Nelson Racing Engines To Develop Tuatara’s 1,350-HP V-8

    A couple of months ago, we brought you news that America’s SSC had reached its performance target for the twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V-8 engine destined for its upcoming Veyron-rivaling supercar, the Tuatara. That performance target was an output of 1,350 horsepower and 1,280 pound-feet of...

  • Shelby Supercars Tuatara
    SSC Tuatara’s 1,350-HP Output Confirmed On The Dyno

    Not much has been seen or heard lately of SSC’s upcoming Veyron-rival, the Tuatara, which has led to speculation that the project may have hit a roadblock. According to the latest from SSC, however, development is progressing as scheduled and a major milestone recently reached. That milestone...

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    Final SSC Ultimate Aero Enters Production

    American supercar manufacturer SSC, the company formerly known as Shelby SuperCars and builder of the record-breaking Ultimate Aero line of vehicles, has confirmed that the very last example of the Ultimate Aero is about to enter production at its facilities in West Richland, Washington. You may...

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    SSC Sending Out Ultimate Aero With Tuatara-Powered XT

    American supercar manufacturer SSC, formerly Shelby Supercars, has announced that production of its long-running Ultimate Aero is coming to an end. The Ultimate Aero at one point was the fastest production car on the planet, entering the Guinness Book of World Records back in 2007 after posting a...

  • Shelby SuperCars Tuatara

    To avoid confusion and help it stand apart in the increasingly competitive business of selling supercars, Shelby Supercars, or SSC for short, has agreed to drop the Shelby name from its official title and instead go with SSC only. SSC, as many readers may already know, was founded by a man who just so happens to share his last name with legendary American racing driver and Ford-tuner Carroll Shelby. However, now SCC’s founder, Jerod Shelby (pictured above), has officially dropped his name from his supercar business. In an official statement, Shelby said, “After several months of...

  • Shelby Supercars Tuatara
    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...

  • SSC Tuatara interior renderings
    SSC Tuatara Interior Revealed: Video

    Development work on the upcoming SSC Tuatara, America’s answer to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, is progressing nicely, with news coming out this month that a suitable production site in Washington state is being sought. The Tuatara is also one of the star attractions at this week’s...

  • SSC Tuatara supercar concept
    SSC Working On New Washington Plant For Tuatara Supercar

    The minute we saw the Shelby Supercars Tuatara was the minute we knew it was an entirely different beast from the Ultimate Aero TT. Its intentions of winning a production car speed record are the same, but its engine, its look and its aerodynamics are all greatly enhanced. New car, new...

  • Shelby Supercars Tuatara
    SSC Tuatara Gear Ratio Test, 0-200 MPH Under 16 Seconds: Video

    The Shelby Supercars Tuatara is steadily progressing through its development process, with the latest work being done on selecting the final gear ratios for the seven-speed transmission. The latest video from SSC shows an Ultimate Aero testing the new gear ratio pack on a 0-200 mph run. That run...

  • Shelby Supercars Tuatara
    Shelby Supercars Tuatara: 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

    The 275-mph Tuatara supercar from Shelby Supercars made its official global debut in Shanghai, China earlier this month, but today was the Jason Catriota-penned stunner's North American debut. Shown on the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Lawn, the Tuatara stood out even among a crowd of...

  • Shelby SuperCars Tuatara

    America’s own Shelby SuperCars (SSC), the maker of the Ultimate Aero TT, has gone to Shanghai, China for the first official public debut of its next supercar project, the 275 mph Tuatara. A concept of the car was previously shown to a select group of clientele but this is the first time that potential buyers, as well as the media, were invited to see it. On hand at the recent event was SSC founder and CEO Jerod Shelby, as well as the man that penned the car, famed Ferrari P4/5 and Bertone Mantide designer Jason Castriota. In addition to unveiling the car to media, SSC also announced the...

  • SSC Tuatara supercar concept
    Shelby SuperCars Names 275-MPH Supercar Tuatara

    Right now the fastest production car in the world is the hyper exclusive--and hyper expensive--Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which is capable of a top speed of 268 mph. The previous record holder was the less refined yet still very capable Ultimate Aero from America’s own Shelby SuperCars...

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