By Tara Rippin • 21 October 2020 • 11:44
World’s fastest production car reaches top speed of 331.151 mph (532.935 kmph).
SSC North America, the hypercar manufacturer, has revealed its latest model, the SSC Tuatara, reached an average speed of 316.11 mph (508.73) after two consecutive high speed runs on October 10.
Officials verified all record criteria was met during the testing on Nevada State Highway 160 in opposite directions so that all variables such as wind could be taken into account.
The Tuatara now holds the record for the highest speed ever acheived on a public road.
SSC, which plans to produce 100 of the hypercars to be sold commercially, said the Tuatara is the second vehicle made by the firm to hold the title after the Ultimate Aero broke the record in 2007.
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