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See all 45 photosSSC Tuatara Production vehicle Speed Record, Pahrump NV. Oct 10, 2020Photo: James Lipman

In November 2017, Christian von Koenigsegg went to Nevada to watch Koenigsegg factory test driver Niklas Lilja challenge the 267.8-mph document speed for the world"s more quickly car set by a Bugatti Veyron Super sport in 2010. ~ a few high-speed runs in the Agera RS top top a 12-mile stretch of Highway 160 near Pahrump, Lilja achieved an average speed of 277.9 mph, topping Bugatti"s median speed and setting a brand-new record. But the record for fastest production-car currently belongs to the 2020 SSC Tuatara hypercar, after ~ it collection a brand-new benchmark top top October 10.

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The SSC Tuatara hypercar, i m sorry is a product of the Richland, Washington-based company, ceded a brand-new Guinness world-record speed of 316.11 mph, without doubt making that the faster production auto in the world.


SSC north America"s Tuatara, a $1.6-million hypercar developing 1,750 horsepower, achieved the average speed of 316.11 mph with expert race car driver Oliver Webb in ~ the wheel. The last time SSC asserted the Guinness location of faster production vehicle was in 2007 once the can be fried Aero collection a 256-mph record.


Webb performed 2 back-to-back test operation of 301.07 mph and 331.15 mph. The his achievement, Webb said, "There to be definitely much more in there. And also with much better conditions, I recognize we can have gone faster." Webb stated crosswinds prevent the Tuatara from establish its ultimate limit.


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Some of the needs to case the human being record contained driving the same route in the contrary directions, gift a production vehicle a continuous customer can buy, to run on street tires, and performing the record speed top top a windy road. On height of beating the Koenigsegg Agera RS" mean speed, the SSC Tuatara asserted three extr speed records: "Fastest flying Mile ~ above a public Road," in ~ 313.12 mph (503.92 km/h); "Fastest Flying kilometre on a public Road," in ~ 321.35 mph (517.16 km/h); and also "Highest Speed achieved on a public Road," at 331.15 mph.

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The mid-engine SSC Tuatara functions a 5.9-liter, twin-turbo V-8 offer up 1,750 hp and also 1,280 lb-ft that torque, paired to a seven-speed transmission. Guinness world Records has actually not yet proved the SSC Tuatara"s 316-mph two-way median speed. If validated, the Tuatara will officially become the more quickly production vehicle in the world.


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See every 45 photosSSC Tuatara Production auto Speed Record, Pahrump NV. Oct 10, 2020Photo: James Lipman
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