2020年欧洲杯冠亚军预测

The First SSC Tuatara Makes Its Public Debut and We Can’t Stop Staring

Delivered to Dr. Lawrence Caplin, the hypercar headlines the 2020 Philadelphia Auto Show.

The SSC Tuatara hypercar. Photo: Courtesy of SSC North America.

When Dr. Lawrence Caplin got the keys to his $2 million hypercar, during last summer’s Monterey Car Week, everyone at SSC North America2020年欧洲杯冠亚军预测 promised to keep his identity a secret. Now we know why.

It seems the Philly native wanted to save the reveal of his new Tuatara for this week’s Philadelphia2020年欧洲杯冠亚军预测 Auto Show (February 8 through 17), where Caplin’s CF Charities organization presents a supercar display to help raise money for local kids.

The SSC Tuatara hypercar.

Dr. Lawrence Caplin’s SSC Tuatara.  Photo: Courtesy of SSC North America.

2020年欧洲杯冠亚军预测Caplin, who founded Dentrust Optimized Care Solutions—providing mobile dental care to prisons and the military—spec’d his 2020 Tuatara in a stunning combo of pearlescent black with bright red accents.

His car is the first of 100 examples to be built at SSC North America’s headquarters in Richland, Wash. It will join the good doctor’s prized collection, believed to include a Ferrari FXX-K (one of 40 examples made), a Ferrari 599XX, Ferrari 488 Spider, a 2005 Ford GT and the Tuatara’s predecessor—a bright-white 2011 SSC Ultimate Aero.

The SSC Tuatara hypercar.

The first of 100 examples to be built by SSC North America.  Photo: Courtesy of SSC North America.

The Tuatara is powered by a custom 5.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 developed by SSC in conjunction with Southern California–based Nelson Racing Engines. Its eight-cylinder heart is claimed to crank out 1,350 hp with 91-octane gas, or a mighty 1,750 hp with E85 ethanol. The engine is paired with an Italian seven-speed, single-clutch CIMA manumatic gearbox said to execute shifting in less than 100 milliseconds.

The SSC Tuatara hypercar.

The hypercar’s 5.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 was developed by SSC North America in conjunction with Nelson Racing Engines.  Photo: Courtesy of SSC North America.

2020年欧洲杯冠亚军预测In development since 2009, the carbon-fiber–bodied Tuatara was targeted to be the first production car to break the 300 mph barrier. Since Bugatti shattered that milestone last summer with a modified Chiron—it clocked 304.77 mph around VW’s Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany—SSC North America’s CEO, Jerod Shelby, will have his work cut out to better Bugatti.

The SSC Tuatara hypercar.

The first production Tuatara is dressed in pearlescent black with bright red accents.  Photo: Courtesy of SSC North America.

It won’t be easy. Also chasing the production-car speed record is Houston-based Hennessey Performance Engineering with its Venom F5. The latter’s CEO, John Hennessey, has his sights set on 311 mph. Another contender is Swedish marque Koenigsegg, believed to be prepping a go-faster version of its latest 1,578 hp Jesko.

2020年欧洲杯冠亚军预测Visitor’s to this week’s Philadelphia Auto Show will no doubt be hoping the sleek Tuatara has the pace to go beyond 300 mph. Well beyond.

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