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The SSC Tuatara achieves a new top speed

The SSC Tuatara achieves a new top speed

With a Racelogic VBOX technician and an independent analyst on hand to verify all recorded speeds, the SSC Tuatara reached a verified 295.0 mph (474.8 kph). While it’s still not the 300mph target, the amazing thing about this feat is the speed at which the car accelerates once the car tops out at 260mph – it still pulls like a charm. If the 2.3-mile test track (relatively speaking) isn’t so short, it looks like the Tuatara would have no problem accelerating to and above 300mph.

This means that SSC’s testing has reached another notable milestone, “surpassing the previous world top speed record set by the SSC Tuatara in January 2021.” The wording here is important and we’ll tell you why.

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