Tuatara Hypercar May Be a Day Late…

Tuatara

Tuatara

…and a lot of electricity short.

A few years from now, SSC North America may be asking itself what went wrong.  They built the fastest hyper car in the world circa 2020, but find themselves playing catch up in the big boy world of hyper fast.  Micro manufacturers (they are only building 100 Tuataras) with a bit of coin behind them are capable of turning out cars that people are lusting for, but more of the deep pockets type or opting for cars like the Evija; the all electric hyper car from Lotus.

all photos courtesy American Luxury

Tuatara

Tuatara

Sued and forced to change its name from Shelby SuperCars a while back, SSC North America produced the Ultimate Aero model, taking home a Guinness record for fastest production car at 256 MPH, before ending the production run in 2017.

Tuatara

Tuatara

Now billed by SSC as a daily driver (punch line please), the Tuatara’s interior is luxuriously plush, with premium audio, a large touchscreen, raisable front lip, and climate control.

Tuatara

Tuatara

Tuatara

Tuatara

Tuatara

Tuatara

And while the Tuatara’s stats of a lightweight V8, 5.9 liters with 1,750 horsepower is obviously impressive, how will this, and others, compare when Volkswagen starts building road versions of their ID.R.

While not headed for Smithsonian status just yet, the internal combustion engine, especially when it comes to hyper cars, is rapidly becoming the stuff of horseshoes and buggy whips.

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