$ 1.6 million is a starting price that you would expect from Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Pagani and other exotic brands. However, there is another supercar manufacturer with much less publicity that charges this kind of money for its hypercar. We talk about SSC North America and Tuatara, which is a stylish car that can cost approximately $ 2 million if you select all boxes in the options menu.
If the Tuatara is outside its price range, but you are interested in something similar, we have good news. In an interview with Top Gear Magazine, SSC boss Jerod Shelby announced that a second model is planned and will be placed under the 300-mile machine, which has yet to be tested at a cheaper starting price. He didn’t go into detail, but said he would be Tuatara’s “little brother”, similar in design and execution.
He continued that the new entry-level model “will be scaled down and rated in an area where a much larger section of the population can buy and enjoy”. Additional details are not available at the time of writing, but a much lower retail price is likely to imply a larger number of production cars. Reminder: SSC only makes 100 Tuataras.
In the meantime, SSC is still interested in testing the Tuatara’s abilities in terms of absolute speed. While Jerod Shelby says that “there are many factors to choreographing a credible and official word record,” he told TG that the company was able to find a suitable location and the right driver to try to record. To become the fastest production car in the world, it would have to exceed the speed of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300 + of 490,484 km / h (304,773 mph).
Nevertheless, the long-tailed Molsheim W16 monster is technically not the record holder, since it did not drive in both directions. The Koenigsegg Agera RS officially crowns the speed by reaching a two-run average of 444.6 km / h in November 2017.
Like the SSC North America and its desire to cross the 300-mile mark, Hennessey wants its Venom F5 to be the fastest production car in the world. Koenigsegg doesn’t waste any time either, because the Jesko Absolut can theoretically reach 531 km / h.