Shelby SuperCars Tuatara will best the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport as the fastest production car in the world, powered by a 6.8L V8 engine which pours out 1,350-hp – sending the supercar soaring from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds flat + rumored to reach a top speed of 275 mph. has laid claim to some serious bragging rights – and is said to be set to take the title of the world’s fastest production car from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with the debut of the new 275 MPH Tuatara.
The new supercar’s intriguing name comes with an interesting back-story; the Tuatara takes inspiration from the Maori word for a lizard which is found in New Zealand. The Tuatara lizard is said to boast the fastest evolving DNA in the world, hence SSC’s decision to name their record-breaking speedster after it.
The SSC Tuatara supercar will boast a sleek body composed entirely of carbon fiber – thoroughly wrapped around a chassis made of the same innovative material. The car’s crash structures will be made of aluminum, while the wheels will also get the carbon fiber treatment.