With a new car comes a new factory as SSC is working on building the Tuatara in Washington state.
We last updated the ongoing project of Shelby Supercars in October as a video was released of the Tuatara being put through some gear ratio tests. The latest news surrounds the fact that SSC hopes to build the new car in a brand-new factory on home soil. A 27,000 square-foot plant in West Richland, Washington is on the cards; an apt location given this is the city of Shelby's corporate headquarters and the state where the Ultimate Aero sets the world speed record in 2007.
Housing both manufacturing and sales facilities, the plant will create up to 200 jobs when up and running in about five years. Revealed over a year ago and officially debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show in August, the supercar boasts more than impressive figures, with its twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V8 producing a whopping 1,350hp. Combined with a carbon-fiber body optimized for aerodynamics, the Tuatara is alleged to have a top speed of 275mph, 7mph more than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.