On October 10th, 2020, racing driver Oliver Webb got behind the wheel of one of SSC’s new Tuatara hypercars and, on a closed stretch of Nevada State Route 160, reached a top speed of 331.15mph (532.93km/h).
When averaged with his 301.07mph (484.53km/h) run in the opposite direction, SSC North America set a new world speed record for production vehicles at 316.11mph (508.73km/h).
This means the SSC Tuatara is now the fastest car in the world, beating the previous record for the world’s fastest production car that belonged to Bugatti, which claimed it in 2019.
Andy Wallace was behind the wheel in 2019 driving the 1,578hp (1,177kW) Bugatti Chiron SuperSport to a top speed of 304.77mph (490.48km/h) at Volkswagen’s massive test track in Ehra-Lessien, Germany.
The SSC Tuatara packs even more power than the Chiron with 1,750hp (1,305kW) of power on E85, all of which gets sent the rear wheels.