SSC Tuatara | Mitchell Townsend



“No road car I’ve seen pulls like that.”
-Mitchell Townsend
Racelogic / VBox Technician

SSC North America has reached another milestone in top-speed testing, surpassing the previous world record top speed set by the SSC Tuatara in January 2021.

American hypercar collector and Tuatara customer Larry Caplin piloted his SSC Tuatara with Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Space Florida’s LLF, Kennedy Space Center Merritt, Florida on May 14th, 2022, where he previously broke the speed record for world’s fastest production vehicle on the 2.3 mile stretch of runway. A top speed of 295.0 mph (474.8 km/h) was recorded by data and performance logging firm Racelogic with dual VBOX GNSS systems onboard the Tuatara, as well as a Life Racing GPS unit for additional data acquisition. Present during the top speed run was Racelogic technician Mitchell Townsend and independent analyst Robert Mitchell, ensuring extra levels of transparency and validation measures that SSC North America has integrated into its testing process.

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21 Comments

  1. CANT U FIND A LONGER RUNWAY SO WE CAN SEE THE FINAL TRUE TOP SPEED THIS CAR CAN ACHIEVE???🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  2. Please take it to where Bugatti did their high speed test and hit 300mph. Would love to come see this top it… Been a huge fan for several years, would love to see the shop! We are usually in the area a couple times every summer.

  3. This car can go much faster then what we saw now on the videoclip; it has always gone faster then what many expected ; The fear of Americans beating the Euros was just to hard to fathom. I feel that media hype around the speedo was unjustified. Give Euro cars their due, sure in terms of perfection and drive the American are just as good. Maybe not getting the same media attention as their European counterparts because they don't do mass production. Would I buy the TUATARA ? YES !

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