The SSC Tuatara has proved that it is capable of reaching insane speeds. Hitting 295 mph in 2.3 miles is no mean feat. The mighty engine powering the Tuatara was recently tested on a dyno, and you’ll be amazed to see the result.
The SSC Tuatara packs a 5.9-liter twin-turbo V8 that develops 1350 hp on 91-octane fuel and 1750 hp on E85. However, the dyno run revealed that the engine actually produces close to 1890 hp!
SSC North America is gunning for the crown of the world’s fastest production car. For that, the Tuatara will have to break the 300 mph barrier. At the moment, the record is held by the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, which has set the bar at 305 mph.
The Tuatara is also going up against the Hennessey Venom F5. The hypercar achieved a top speed of 272 mph during initial testing. However, the Texas-based tuner estimates that the Venom F5 can reach 311 mph.
Hat tip to TypeF173 for the heads-up!