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    SSC Tuatara 331MP/H record - bullshit?

    There isn't a thread for the SSC Tuatara or it's allegedly record setting run made last week:

    The original record video is here:

    Originally posted by TopGear
    Top Gear can exclusively reveal that Shelby SuperCars (SSC) North America has set a new top speed record for a production car, hitting a v-max of 331mph and setting a two-way average of 316.11mph on a seven-mile stretch of closed road just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Before you read any further, we recommend you hit play above and climb on board for the outrageous 0-331mph run. Top Gear is being granted this exclusive footage from the guys that are making the full feature-length documentary of this epic endeavour, landing later in the year.

    Picked your jaw up off the floor yet? Good. Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any more surreal, Team America smashes Bugatti’s 304.77mph set in that go-faster Chiron at Ehra-Lessien. Better than that, on Saturday 10 October, SSC did it in two directions – something the Chiron failed to do – stealing the crown off Bugatti and once again beating the hypercar glitterati fair and square. Just like it did way back in 2007.

    To hit an average speed of 316.11 mph (508.73 km/h), British racing driver Oliver Webb got behind the wheel, pointed the nose at the horizon and pinned it down the two-lane highway. On his first run he hit 301.07 mph (484.53 km/h) – spicy speeds in anyone’s book, but not good enough for an official world record.

    So he turned the car around and did exactly the same in the other direction, this time not letting his foot off the throttle until he hit 331.15 mph (532.93 km/h), good enough for an average of 316.11mph to make the SSC Tuatara the fastest production vehicle on the planet.

    The straight section of State Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump may ring a bell, especially if you’re a speed freak. It’s the same bit of tarmac made famous by Koenigsegg in 2017, when it claimed the title of world’s fastest production car from SSC’s previous creation, the Ultimate Aero (which hit 255.83mph on a closed road in Washington State in 2007, itself taking the title from the Bugatti Veyron).

    The Swedish Agera RS posted a two-way average of 277.9mph in Nevada, with a w-max of 284.55mph. SSC has just added nearly 40mph on top of that average. Stop and think about that for a second. Now breathe.
    I know we could have gone faster - Oli Webb

    Just what the hell is the SSC Tuatara? Well, it first broke cover in 2011 as the replacement for the Ultimate Aero. Since its inception Top Gear has been following its progress and exclusively drove the development car last year, and unsurprisingly, we found it to be rather brisk to drive.

    Built in Richlands, Washington, USA, the 1,247kg hypercar is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.9-litre flat-plane crank V8 producing 1,750 horsepower. But power only gets you so far. The Tuatara’s crazy v-max comes in no small part from the outlandish design of its carbon fibre bodywork. That bit is the work of Jason Castriota, he of Maserati Birdcage Concept, Ferrari P4/5, Ford Mach-E and Saab Phoenix fame. From the outset, Castriota stressed the focus on delivering a crazy 0.279 drag coefficient and an aero-centric philosophy. The Tuatara’s slinky ability to pierce through the air effectively is obvious towards the end of the run; the Tuatara furiously blasts from 250-300mph and beyond, not pausing for breath. Now check out Bugatti’s run – where the Chiron is headbutting an aerodynamic wall.

    Having completed the run (and Amazon Prime’d a larger pair of undercrackers to house his new, plumper cajones), Brit Oli Webb had this to say: “There was definitely more in there. And with better conditions, I know we could have gone faster, as I approached 331 mph, the Tuatara climbed almost 20mph within the last five seconds. The car wasn’t running out of steam yet. The crosswinds are all that prevented us from realising the car’s limit.”

    Watching this film and processing the numbers it’s hard to imagine it ever being bettered. After all, it was 13 years ago that SSC stunned the automotive nobility when it set the production car speed record by hitting 255, taking the title from Bugatti with the added validation of Guinness. Now, thanks to being a production vehicle, having a two-way average, being on the public road, and having certified GPS data and two world-record sanctioned witnesses on site while running street tyres and non-race fuel, they’ve won again: fair and square.

    “It’s been ten years since we held this record with our first car, the Ultimate Aero, and the Tuatara is leagues ahead. Its performance reflects the dedication and focus with which we pursued this achievement,” said Jerod Shelby, CEO of SSC. “We came pretty close to meeting the theoretical numbers, which is astonishing to do in a real world setting on a public road.

    “America’s new claim to victory in the ‘land-based space race’ is going to be tough to beat,” he added.

    SSC might well have just put the full stop at the end of the hypercar speed equation, but in a market were fastest is best and egos are big, we’re sure it won’t be taken lying down. We may need a bigger planet. Your move Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Hennessey…

    331 MP/H / 532 KM/H on a closed public road in Nevada. Allegedly, a very impressive feat. Obliterating the previous record.

    Enter the internet... I've blocked everything from Supercar BlondSHMEEE from my social media so I don't see his posts and wouldn't usually suggest anyone watches his overacted content.
    But this video is the exception and actually worth a watch.

    It would appear, based on data (that seems to check out) that all is not as it seems with the SSC Tuatara record video.

    There's certainly enough evidence to suggest the video of the 'record run' uploaded isn't a record at all.

    What are your tinfoil hat theories PF?

    Were there other runs that did break the record?
    Is this another moon landing?
    Was the dash cluster blurred because of tyre size throwing the speedo out?
    Is the record video a subliminal message for Americans to vote Trump in again?
    Originally posted by Mudkicker
    How many blowjobs to pay off that debt?

    wouldnt suprise me.. no way a nelson racing engine is going to survive 8800+ rpm for that long...
    im a cunt
    and apparently i dont know shit...


      Ordinarily they might be able to say it's the video from a slower run and the telemetry from a faster one. BUT they celebrate the run on the video on this pass. It's clearly bullshit.
      Originally posted by piss98
      I wish Kochie would get blown out to sea and never found, in fact most of those dumb cunts standing in the rain telling people not to stand in the rain need to get fucked. Stupid tart on the news last night talking to the weather guy "wow you look totally drenched there whateverthefuckhisnamewas." No shit you vapid bitch he is standing in a fucking cyclone.


        Sorry, couldn’t get past ‘Schmeeeee’.


          So thats what Schmeee is, please don't post any more vids.

          Don't mention the adBlocker !!


            So was Sir-Mix-A-Lot lying too? Maybe the SSC doesn't hit 260?


              Old life of parlos seems to be a little shocked after releasing his “exclusive”


                Ban for posting Schmeeeeee
                Originally posted by brasher
                TJ is 99% African American.


                  I wonder what ever did happen to Gerald Weigert?
                  Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.


                    Perhaps if Harry or Andre could narrate the explanation I'd be able to listen to it and consider the argument.

                    But not Shmeee
                    " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg


                      So what's the go with Nelson Racing Engines? Crooks? Bluffers? Spoofers? Liars?


                        Originally posted by TJ View Post
                        Ban for posting Schmeeeeee
                        Harsh, but fair.

                        Originally posted by Gussy View Post
                        So what's the go with Nelson Racing Engines? Crooks? Bluffers? Spoofers? Liars?
                        I went through their shop about 8 years ago, some pretty impressive cars getting built and even more impressive engineering on show. Tom was very generous with his time, nothing was off limits including the engine dyno.
                        We spent a couple of hours there and and nothing seemed off, more than can be said of some of the other shops we went through.

                        There's one particular very loud bloke in QLD who allegedly spent hundreds of thousands in legal costs taking NRE to court in the US and was only awarded something like $70k and the original motor was worth $50-odd.
                        He's managed to convince a lot of people here that NRE are incapable of delivering motors at all, let alone ones that make any reasonable power.

                        The biggest legitimate claim random internet people have is there are many other big players who can backup their power claims with time slips and very few NRE cars/engines seem to get used on the strip.
                        Last edited by RMX; 27-10-20, 06:51 PM.
                        Originally posted by Mudkicker
                        How many blowjobs to pay off that debt?


                          more than one allegedly....
                          im a cunt
                          and apparently i dont know shit...


                            first shmee video ive watched to the end.

                            real telemetry added to a better quality (social media friendly) but slower run would be my guess. the telemetry data probably didnt just come out of nowhere, it just doesnt belong to the video run

                            brilliant viral marketing?
                            Originally posted by Keith Duckworth
                            "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "


                              Whatever the actual number that it was going, it was fair fucken honking!!!