SSC Tuatara Drag Races Bugatti Veryon In Epic Hypercar Showdown

This drag racing video is 13 minutes and 51 seconds long. We say this not as a slam against endless long videos, because this clip from TheStradman gives us a close look at the SSC Tuatara mind. We say this because the video includes a drag race on a 6,300-foot track, and despite the length, it occupies a very little time spent in front of the camera.

SSC Tuatara has certainly been a long time coming, but everything indicates it was well worth the wait. After nearly a decade, production cars are coming and the Tuatara shown here is actually the number one car. The details on setting up this blitz track are pretty straightforward – TheStradman was preparing for a race with his Bugatti Veyron, calls were made and SSC boss Jerod Shelby showed up at the airport Eastern Oregon Regional, who donated their tarmac for the event. . We suspect it was really a little more complicated than that, but you get the idea.

Before we go any further, let’s talk about the baby elephant in the room. Pitting a brand new hypercar against a 15-year-old model seems a bit one-sided, especially when this new hypercar packs a 5.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with no less than 1,750 horsepower. Still, we’re talking about the Veyron, and despite its age, it remains one of the fastest production cars ever made. We’re mentioning it now because it will invariably come back in the comments, and hey, that’s fine. We’d love to see the Tuatara take on Koenigsegg Jesko and Bugatti’s current land missile, the Chiron Super Sport 300+. In this regard, think of it as an appetizer.

In fact, the video has its own appetizer in the form of a Veyron vs. Camry showdown. Yes, it’s a Toyota Camry and yes, it’s completely standard. However, it’s not just for the comedic effect, as it reminds us how fast the Veyron really is. It’s a good setup for the main event, because as you’ve probably guessed by now, the Bugatti does get whipped by the Tuatara.

Honestly, there’s no reason to believe the Veyron shouldn’t lose miserably. SSC enters the race with a power advantage roughly equivalent to a creepy McLaren 765LT. Its aero-razor-sharp body cuts through wind resistance like a surgical scalpel, and it looks good doing it.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen and heard the car in action, and we recently reported that the car went from 60 mph to 120 in just 2.5 seconds. But this is the first time we’ve gotten a glimpse of her actual speed, as the video claims she hits 240mph in just over half a mile. Yes one half a mile.

It’s obviously far from official, but if it’s even remotely accurate, it far exceeds the Koenigsegg Agera RS which still holds the official production car speed record of 277.9 mph. This also means that the SSC Tuatara could hit the 0-400-0 km / h (0-249-0 mph) record, provided its two-wheel drive setup can get traction. And yes, that could also be a legitimate contender for Bugatti’s unofficial 304 mph speed record.

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