This could be the fastest car in the world.
The race to build the fastest car in the world includes world-class brands luxury like Bugatti and Koenigsegg, but there are some smaller brands in the hunt as well. As of now, the record of the world's fastest car is owned by the 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super 300+, which clocked a top speed of 304.77 mph. This record should stand for quite some time, but not if American automaker Shelby Super Cars (SSC) has anything to say about it. SCC's latest car, the Tuatara, wants to dethrone the Chiron as the ultimate speed king.
With a 5.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 1,750 horsepower on E85, the Tuatara looks well on its way to claiming the world record. Few mortals have been given a chance to experience the Tuatara first hand, but SSC boss Jerod Shelby just gave an exclusive opportunity to a familiar face.
Buddy Wyrick, a producer who you might recognize from Solomondrin's YouTube channel, got an exclusive ride along in the Tuatara to sample its epic performance numbers. In the video, Shelby pulls out onto the road before unleashing the full brunt of the Tuatara's twin-turbo powerplant. Wyrick's eyes quickly enlarge, and his mouth drops wide open, leaving him nearly speechless. Shelby then points out that the car "wasn't even close to redline."
After a second pull, Wyrick admits that he is embarrassed at how he looks on camera, but 1,750 hp could scare anyone, no matter how many supercars and hypercars they've experienced in the past.
"You don't know what to expect, and it just hits you like a bullet," Wyrick explains. This video also explains the correct way to pronounce the car's name; 'Two-a-tar-a.'
Just seeing the SSC Tuatara accelerate in a straight line only tells half the story. But seeing a live reaction helps put this car's speed into perspective. Customer deliveries of the Tuatara began earlier this year, and customers are sure to be delighted at the car's performance. If SSC can find a long enough stretch of road, a world record announcement could be forthcoming.