It was washed first and then the 1750hp engine malfunctioned.
But now SSC Tuatara has officially broken Koenigsegg’s speed record for production cars.
The new record at the Kennedy Space Center was 455.3 km/h.
Koenigsegg’s production car world record of 447 km/h with the Agera RS from 2017 proved to be hard to beat. The new standard car SSC Tuatara took three attempts to succeed – and it was a rarity.
The first attempt where the SSC Tuatara was recorded at a speed of 508 km/h was questioned by critics and it turns out that the record may have been incorrectly measured. SSC voluntarily withdrew its record. On the next try, the car broke down with 1,750 horsepower and the V8 didn’t run on all cylinders.
But it was valid for the third time and is now official. The supercar clocked 455.3 km/h at the Kennedy Space Center.
The measured speed is now 50 km/h lower than the previous record attempt that was withdrawn. And only 8 km / h higher than the previous record for Koenigsegg. One of the reasons is that the track was only 3.68 km long and the car was driven by an amateur Larry Caplin.
The SSC Tuatara is similar to the Koenigsegg and has the same Swedish supercar as the V8 with twin turbos. However, the SSC Tuatara managed to intimidate the impact on the E85 up to 1,750 hp. The car also has a very low air resistance of 0.28.
Koenigsegg will not allow SSC Tuatara to hold the record any longer. The new Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut according to the founder Christian von Koenigsegg Able to drive more than 500 km / h. But SSC also said it will improve its new record.
The potential top speed is enormous. If you take the numbers with frontal area, CD value, power, gear ratio, power curve, etc., the simulations say 532 km/h or something similar. These are, of course, theoretical figures, said Christian von Koenigsegg.
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