The successor to the SSC Ultimate Aero, the Tuatara, is due to go on sale for $1.3 million later this year. Consider it a warning to the Bugatti Veyron SS.
The small but exclusive club of hypercars will soon be joined by yet another world record-setting contender: the SSC Tuatara. GT Spirit claims that the car will carry a price tag of $1.3 million when customer deliveries officially begin this December or January. The goal for the Tuatara, obviously, is to unseat the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport as being the fastest car in the world. The Hennessey Venom GT came very close recently, but the people at Guinness World Records ultimately decided in favor of the Bugatti, which was another story entirely.
But the Tuatara will still be quite the threat. It’ll be powered by a twin-turbo 6.9-liter V8 that produces 1,350 horsepower and 1,280 lb-ft of torque. In order to win the world’s fastest production car title, it’ll need to go faster than the Veyron’s 267.8 mph. The Tuatara has already been tested at going from 0-62 mph in only 2.3 seconds and its top speed is estimated to be around 276 mph. We won’t know its final performance outcome until sometime after the final production version is officially unveiled, which is likely to happen sometime this summer.