Shelby SuperCars (SSC) Tuatara: Rumble in the Jungle
Written by Automotive Rhythms
Shelby SuperCars (SSC) the American super car manufacturer of the world-record breaking Ultimate Aero, is aiming for higher goals with its newly unveiled Tuatara. Jerod Shelby, Founder and CEO of Shelby SuperCars is confident that his company can take on Bugatti mile for mile. The vehicle is projected to top out at 276 mph with a zero to sixty time of 2.5 seconds. Jason Castriota, designer of Ferrari's P4/5 Pininfarina and Maserati’s Birdcage approached the Tuatara’s design task with vigor and enthusiasm. It’s the reason the new SSC resembles a sci-fi project opposed to something the department of transportation categorizes as an automobile. The Carbon Fiber body outfits a 7-liter DOHC twin turbo V8 with 1350 horsepower and either the corresponding 7-speed manual H-Pattern or 7-speed SMG paddle shift transmission. Let’s get ready to rumble!