SSC Tuatara Breaks World’s Fastest Mass Production Car Record
The SSC Tuatara broke the Koenigsegg Agera RS’s record for the world’s fastest production car. The average speed reached by the vehicle during the record attempt is 508.7 km / h.
In a report we shared with you recently, we mentioned that a local news channel claimed that the SSC Tuatara had taken the title of the fastest car in the world and that official statements are expected. That announcement has finally arrived and the SSC Tuatara is the new owner of the title of the world’s fastest production car with an average speed of 508.7 km / h.
In fact, SSC Tuatara managed to reach a maximum speed of 532.9 km / h in speed record trials conducted on 160 State Roads in Southern Nevada. However, in order to record the record, Guinness accepts the average round trip speed of the vehicle on the same road as “the highest speed”. For this reason, SSC Tuatara is on record as the fastest mass-production car in the world with a speed of 508.7 km / h, not 532.9 km / h.
Introducing the world’s fastest mass-production car: SSC Tuatara
In fact, the SSC Tuatara had the potential to go much higher than this speed. So, at least according to Oliver Webb, who was behind the wheel during his record attempt. “There was definitely more there. I know we can be faster with better conditions,” Webb said, because of the wind, the vehicle could not reach its real maximum speed.
We have stated that Guinness stipulates both departures and returns on the same route for the title of the world’s fastest production car. However, for the record, Guinness also requires the vehicle to be a regular production car that can be purchased by customers, use standard street tires, and conduct a speed trial on a public road.
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ reached 490,484 km / h in a record attempt and became the world’s fastest mass-production car – until the SSC Tuatara broke the record – but due to some risks, it could not perform round trips on the same route, so the record reached an average speed of 447 km / h in trials. Arriving, Koenigsegg remained at Agera RS. Now, the record has passed to SSC Tuatara with a clear difference.
For those who do not know; SSC Tuatara, currently the fastest production car in the world, is a monster with a 5.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine producing 1,750 horsepower and 1,735 Nm of torque paired with a 7-speed gearbox.