1750HP SSC Tuatara crushed Bugatti speed record, became the world’s fastest car with 508.7 km/h

The car fetches a 5.9Litre V8 engine
1750HP SSC Tuatara crushed Bugatti speed record, became the world's fastest car with 508.7 km/h 97

The title of world’s fastest production vehicle is now snatched by the SSC Tuatara from the hands of Bugatti.

The 1750hp hypercar recorded an average speed of 508.73 km/h on a pair of record runs. The car hit 532.93 km/h on the faster run; it hit 485.54 km/h on the slower run.

1750HP SSC Tuatara crushed Bugatti speed record, became the world's fastest car with 508.7 km/h 98

Tuatara is the latest creation of a boutique American car company, SSC North America, founded by Jerod Shelby in 1998. The car fetches a 5.9Litre V8 engine with 1750hp horsepower and 1735 N/m torque, weights at 1247 kg, with a whopping $1.6million price tag.

The company previously made the SSC Ultimate Aero in 2004, a lesser-known car that top the top 3 fastest cars in the era.

1750HP SSC Tuatara crushed Bugatti speed record, became the world's fastest car with 508.7 km/h 99

The record breaking video is available for viewing on Youtube:

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