Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shelby SSC Tuatara, the new American dream

The Olympus of the Gods of the car ready for the arrival of a new member: Shelby SSC Tuatara. Its set-up is being finalized with the ambitious goal of being the fastest production car in the world. Will you succeed? Take a seat comfortably, close your eyes and dream for a moment. Can you imagine boarding the fastest production car in the world? The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport won last year's record speed.


With 1,200 hp managed to reach the 431 km / h. Well, this record seems to have the days before the arrival of the new beast sports is preparing Shelby Super Cars. With you all the impressive Tuatara. For now, Shelby Super Cars has revealed few details of its new 'angel'. This, by the name of Tuatara, is much more than the second generation of no less spectacular Ultimate Aero.

In fact and according to first official images, the design differs in some elements. If you look closely, the front is reminiscent of several sports jewelry, the legendary Enzo Ferrari or Lamborghini's latest creations, such as Fanning - while the back has some similarities to Huayra Pagani.

Why the name Tuatara? The Shelby Super Cars U.S. company has spent the last few months looking for a name that was strong and easy to remember. Finally, we have chosen the name Tuatara, which originally refers to an endangered reptile that inhabits the islands near New Zealand. In the world of zoology, the tuatara is considered one of the direct descendants of dinosaurs.

Jerod Shelby, the Director General of Shelby Super Cars, said that the aim of Tuatara is equal or even surpass the records of the SSC Ultimate Aero, the second fastest car in the world behind the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. As for technical details, know very little data. One is the engine capacity as the Tuatara mount a V8 engine of 7.0 liter, supercharged with two turbochargers and whose final estimated power should exceed 1,350 hp.

The body of Tuatara SSC will be entirely of carbon fiber, while most of the chassis will also have this lightweight but durable material, in addition to certain elements of aluminum. As for types of gearboxes, early reports indicate that there are two possibilities: a seven-speed manual or an automatic-operating sequential seven-speed sports also.


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