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After nearly a decade delay the SSC Tuatara Hypercar is here after being unveiled at the Philadelphia Auto Show ...

A hypercar unlike any other the Tuatara is the culmination of over a decade of research and development to produce a road legal, high performance vehicle capable of delivering an otherworldly driving experience. Created by SCC (Shelby SuperCars), the Tuatara is heavily influenced by fighter jet aerodynamics and performance and if looks are to go by it's striking profile is futuristic in its function, yet timeless in its form.

The striking body of the Tuatara was designed in collaboration with world renowned designer Jason Castriota. The alluring curves offer simplistic and aerodynamic qualities, while maintaining a unique profile that stands out from the rest. Butterfly doors offer both spacious cab egress and stunning curbside attraction. A riveting transformation occurs when the front and rear deck lids are lifted, exposing the robust carbon fiber monocoque and intricate suspension system. In the forward deck, a storage compartment offers room for luggage and other possessions to be stowed. In the rear, the powerful and jaw-dropping powertrain is unveiled, a work of automotive art.

The interior of the Tuatara embodies the same precocious functionality and simplistic guise found in its exterior. The teardrop canopy provides the driver and passenger with sweeping views. An advanced and beautiful HMI (Human-Machine Interface) gives the driver critical driving and vehicle information on a digital driver display, as well as a centrally located information console, where almost all functionality and information is available at the touch of a finger.

Performance is the centerpiece of a hypercar. The Tuatara brings an unprecedented amount of power and performance to the road, driven by a bespoke V8 engine and robotized manual transmission it offer an experience unlike any other. The engine is paired with an Italian seven-speed, single-clutch CIMA manumatic gearbox said to execute shifting in less than 100 milliseconds.

The Tuatara’s unprecedented power is transferred to a CIMA 7 speed transmission, integrated with a state-of-the-art Automac AMT system that operates the engagement and selection of movement in the gearbox. The system includes hydraulic driven components and sensors to produce high force engagement, position accuracy, and load control within milliseconds. The clutch and gear selection actuation are electrically operated, providing high precision and strategic operation. The core of the system is powered by a powerful automotive microprocessor, ensuring exceptional safety and performance.

SSC originally aimed for the Tuatara to be the first production car to hit 300 mph, but Bugatti achieved this last year with the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Only 100 examples of the car will be made to sell to the public, no exact pricing structure has been revealed but don't expect much change from $2million


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