American supercar SSC Tuatara set the new world speed record

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A new world speed record among production cars was set at the Kennedy Center airstrip in the U.S. Florida. Supercar SSC Tuatara accelerated to 474.8 km/h.

A video of the race was published on the official SSC YouTube channel.

It should be noted that this is not the first record run for the American supercar. In October 2020 it was accelerated to 532 km/h, but because of the inaccuracy of measuring equipment, the record was not counted.

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SSC Tuatara improved on its own achievement
Photo: screenshot/YouTube

They had to repeat the attempt, but in January 2021 SSC Tuatara managed to reach only 455.3 km/h. However, this was enough for the world speed record, and it was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.

And now the SSC Tuatara has improved its own achievement. For reliability, speed was measured in three different ways during the race.

The SSC team is not going to stop there and still wants to officially cross the 500 km/h threshold. So, the Tuatara will be prepared for a new record attempt.

SSC Tuatara is equipped with a 1750-horsepower V8 and is theoretically capable of exceeding 500 km/h

The SSC Tuatara supercar is equipped with a 5.9-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 1,750 hp and features very elaborate aerodynamics. It accelerates to 100 km/h in just 2.3 seconds. The cost of the car is about $1.3 million.