The 2011 SSC Tuatara Concept is a hypercar manufactured by SSC North America.
The SSC Tuatara is the successor to the SSC Ultimate Aero and the result of a design collaboration between Jason Castriota and SSC. SSC has plans to launch the car in 2017. A production version of the SSC Tuatara was shown in August 2018.
The SSC Tuatara uses an in-house-developed billet-aluminum 6.9L (6,941 cc) twin-turbocharged V8 engine redlining at 9,200 rpm and delivering a minimum of 1350 hp (1007 kW) and 1042 ft·lb (1413 N·m), both at 6,800 rpm, while the car runs on 91 octane unleaded premium petrol gas. The V8 engine will be capable of higher outputs of up to 1700 hp (1268 kW). The car weighs 2750 lb (1247 kg) thanks to its carbon fiber construction (wheels included) and aluminum crumple zones; all this will allow the Tuatara to manage a power-to-weight ratio of over 1,000 hp per tonne.
SSC claims that the Tuatara's 0-60 mph sprint will be done in 2.5 seconds, the quarter mile in 9.75 seconds at 144 mph (232 km/h), and the projected speed 276 mph (444 km/h). The Tuatara will record 1.05 g on the skidpad and brake from 60 mph (97 km/h) to a stop in 103 ft (31 m).
SSC showcased the car's pre-production prototype and components in 2011. Production of the car had been delayed multiple times until 2017, when SSC North America's new headquarters will be at West Richland, Washington. The Tuatara is scheduled to be released in the 2019 model year, with an improvised appearance and produces 1,750 bhp with E85 flex fuel. Its main competitor is the Bugatti Chiron, the Koenigsegg Regera and the Agera RS, and the Hennessey Venom F5.
- Starting rank: 1561
- This was changed to 1567 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- MAX rank: 1659 (+98)
- This was changed to 1658 (+91) in the 2019 Spring Update.
- MAX+PRO rank: 1725 (+66)
- This was changed to 1717 (+58) in the 2019 Spring Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +24
- This was changed to +30 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- This was changed to +51 in the 2019 Holiday Update.
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 164
- This was changed to 150 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- This was changed to 0 in the 2019 Holiday Update.
- Upgrade rank percentages: 4/43/4/49
- Speed Modifier: 85.74%
- This was removed in the 2019 Holiday Update.
- Nitro Efficiency: 7/12/17
As of the Fifteenth Anniversary Update, the SSC Tuatara is now a low Class A Ultimate car.
The SSC Tuatara, much like the W Motors Lykan HyperSport, features decent all-round stats, with a balance of nitro power, nitro efficiency, top speed, and handling.
With its original massive upgrade costs and inferior performance to its rivals, the Tuatara is nothing more than a collector's car. Subsequent updates after its debut have slowly pushed it from a top-tier car to a low-tier car.
The SSC Tuatara counts towards the U.S. Monsters, Extra Horses, and New World Glory collections.
The SSC Tuatara intially cost 950,000 to purchase, and was later changed to 750,000 or 4,750. During the Fifteenth Anniversary Update, the Tuatara could be purchased for 2,000,000 and as of the 2021 Spring Update, the Tuatara now costs 7,500.
As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost 1,215,000 while Pro Kits require 405,600, 12 of each Class S Part, 24 Mid-Techs, 16 Advanced Techs and 20 Forced-Induction V8 engines.
The SSC Tuatara appears as a Tier 7 car and was obtainable only from a special event.
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