SSC Tuatara

SSC Tuatara

The SSC Ultimate Aero was awesome in it’s day. But that day is gone, it’s top speed record eclipsed by the latest creation from Bugatti. The mad scientists at Shelby Supercars didn’t call it quits, of course. They were in the lab all along, doing what mad scientists do.

What they came up with is shocking. Bordering on absurd. Meet the SSC Tuatara. Ignoring the awful name, it’s important to see what this car is all about. If you think “White Batmobile” upon gazing at the Tuatara, then we think alike. Powered by a Lamborghini-destroying twin-turbo 7.0 liter V8 engine, the Tuatara puts out a ridiculous 1,350 horsepower.

One Thousand. Three hundred. And Fifty horsepower.

That’s two Murecielagos and change.

The Tuatara isrear wheel driveand (thankfully) automatic transmission only. I shudder to think how often you’ll have to replace those (undoubtedly expensive) rear tires.

But really, if you can afford a Tuatara (pricing not released yet)… tires aren’t really on your list of concerns. Trying to not kill yourself as you drop the hammer is pretty much the only thing on your mind. What a problem to have.

SSC Tuatara Gallery

Published on July 18, 2011 in Supercars

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