The SSC Tuatara is one of the fastest cars in the world

  • The SSC Tuatara is a North-American hypercar
  • The team had ambitions to make it the fastest car in the world
  • It is capable of speeds around 482 km/h, which is faster than a Formula 1 car

Published on Jan 18, 2024 at 3:56 PM (UTC+4)
by Tom Wood

Last updated on Feb 22, 2024 at 3:29 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Adam Gray

When we say the SSC Tuatara is quick, we mean it is QUICK.

The North-American car might just be the fastest car in the world, and when we tested it in 2019, it was set to take on that record.

The Tuatara has top speed of around 482 km/h (300mph), which definitely puts it right up there.

In fact, that’s even quicker than a Formula 1 car.

Weighing in at 1,347 kilograms (2,969 lbs), but producing 1,350 horsepower, it puts up some seriously impressive numbers.

After the video was filmed, Tuatara claimed their car as the fastest in the world, clocking in at 508.7 km/h (316 mph).

That claim was disputed, but other attempts have since been made.

Eventually the car clocked an official speed of 474 km/h (295 mph), you’d have to agree that it’s still pretty damn quick.


Tom Wood

Tom started his journalism career soon after completing a Masters degree at the University of Salford. Since then, he’s covered a bit of everything – sport, celebrity and world news.