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SSC Tuatara revealed with twin turbo, 1,750-hp V8



Seven years after the concept was debut at Pebble Beach, production SSC Tuatara is finally here. And impressive it seems to deliver exactly what was promised with the concept, from the outside of the engine's specifications. The body looks almost like the first shape designed by Jason Castriota, the man behind Bertone Mantide, Ferrari P4 / 5 of Pininfarina and the Saab PhoeniX concept. It has a jet-fighter cockpit, rocket-like nose and wings on the back that can make a '59 Cadillac jealous'. The company claims that it is also seriously slippery, with a coefficient of 0.276, as the company also points out, slicker than Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Agera and Hennessey Venom F5. The only major change seems to be on the backside, which has significantly more open-plan grilling, perhaps to cool the strange engine below.

The engine is a twin-speed V8 with a 5.9-liter displacement like Shelby Supercars co-developed with Nelson Racing Engines, a company specializing in high performance versions of GM, Ford and Mopar V8s. Turboans eat into two water-to-air intercoolers, and fuel comes via pairs of injectors for each cylinder. The engine also has a flat-level crank that will probably help it reach its screaming 8 800 rpm redline. Two power values ​​are specified for the engine. The first of 1

,350 horsepower is the same as the company cited back in 2011, and it is achieved on 91 octane gasoline. The other is a shocking 1,750 horsepower, available when using E85 ethanol. Power goes to the rear wheels through a seven-stage automated sequential manual gearbox.

SSC also promises a potential top speed with top teams. The company says it is safe that it will hit about 300 mph with the car, which is significantly more than the less aerodynamic Koenigsegg Agera RS's current record of 277.9 mph. It is also the same peak speed Hennessey is targeting Venom F5. We have reason to believe that SSC can pull this off since the company's previous car, SSC Ultimate Aero, held the official world record for top speed for a while in the mid to the end of the 2000s, and beat Bugatti Veyron.

We think that a top speed is not too far into the future since the company says it's ready to start producing Tuatara at the West Richland Wash facility. It also takes advance orders right now for what will be a much larger production run than initially planned. Originally, SSC planned to build only up to 40 examples, but it will now build 100. The price is not announced, but the company said the car would probably cost just over $ 1 million back in 2011. It may be higher now

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