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Monday, October 26, 2020

SSC Tuatara sets the new record of the 2020 world's fastest production car

So far, we know that the Koenigsegg Agera RS is the fastest production car on the Guinness World Record. But now that record has been broken by the SSC Tuatara from the American high-performance car manufacturer, Shelby Supercars (SSC) North America on October 10, 2020, on Nevada's State Route 160, the United States with a track length of about 11.2 kilometers (7 miles).
American supercar the SSC Tuatara set a new world record on Oct. 10 by reaching an average speed of more than 316 mph on a seven-mile stretch of Nevada’s State Route 160. (Picture from: https://cnb.cx/35pmvWX)
The record-breaking attempt was made twice, in the first test the SSC Tuatara was able to reach speeds of 508.73 kph (301 mph). Meanwhile, in the second test, the Tuatara even accelerated with a speed record of 532.93 kph.

From the results above, the SSC Tuatara has average speed of 508.73 kph (316 mph) and this is a new record as the fastest production car in the world. In order for this speed recording to be done precisely, it also uses the GPS which is integrated with 15 satellites on skies.
Jerod Shelby, CEO of SSC (left) posed with Oliver Webb (right), a professional racer who drove the American supercar the SSC Tuatara shortly after the car set a new world record on Oct. 10, 2020. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/37nBEL3)
This record beats the previous record set by the Koenigsegg Agera RS in November 2017, which was carried out in the place and mileage, also the same method as SSC Tuatara. At that time the Koenigsegg Agera RS was able to run with an average speed of 446.97 kph. 

Thus the speed record of the SSC Tuatara automatically also beats what the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport hypercar has been done before in 2019. At the time the Chiron is only capable of reaching a top speed of 490.48 kph.

But Bugatti's unofficial record seems not worthy to be juxtaposed with the record of the SSC Tuatara or Koenigsegg Agera RS above, due to the record was obtained only in one running-test and was also carried out in a different place, namely in Ehra-Lessen, Germany.
The SSC Tuatara powered by a 5.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine and coupled with a manual automatic transmission (AMT). (Picture from: https://cnb.cx/35pmvWX)
This is not the first time the SSC supercar has been able to break speed records, previously, there was the Ultimate Aero TT, which managed to claim those titles in 2007 with a two-way average speed of 411.76 kph (255.83 mph).

"It's been ten years since we held this record with our first cars, the Ultimate Aero, and the Tuatara far ahead. Its performance reflects our dedication and focuses on pursuing this milestone," said Jerod Shelby, CEO of SSC.
The SSC Tuatara will only produce as many as 100 units and is set at the lowest price ranging from the US $ 1.6 million. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/34o7zct)
In this record-breaking attempt, SSC North America put a professional racer named Oliver Web behind the wheel. The car, which is fed on non-racing fuel and uses road-spec tires, amazes the driver. How could it be, SSC Tuatara actually could have gone faster, had it not been held back by the wind.

"The car has not run out of power yet. All the wind obstacles prevent us from reaching the limits of the car," said Oliver Webb at the time
The SSC Tuatara's engine able to burst power of  1,750 horsepower when using E85 ethanol fuel and 1,350 hp by standard 91 octane fuel. (Picture from: https://cnb.cx/35pmvWX)
The SSC Tuatara uses a 5.9 liter twin-turbo V8 engine capable of producing power of 1,750 horsepower when using E85 ethanol fuel and 1,350 hp by standard 91 octane fuel. The engine produces a maximum torque of 1,735 Nm and is mated to a manual automatic transmission (AMT).
Not to mention the use of a carbon fiber body and monocoque chassis, so it's no wonder this supercar has a dry weight of only 1.247 kg. Besides that, aerodynamic factors also play a role, where the SSC Tuatara has a front area of 18 square feet and a drag coefficient of 0.279.

Well, if you are interested in owning this speed-demon, you should be noted that the manufacturer will only produce 100 units of SSC Tuatara and is set at the lowest price ranging from the US $ 1.6 million or around Rp. 25 billion. So hurry up.😎 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CNBC]
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