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Watch out Koenigsegg: SSC Tuatara is back for world record
Shelby SuperCars has confirmed that it will attend this yearÃ¯Â¿Â½s Monterey car week in California with a very special guest: the 2019 SSC Tuatara.
Yes, Tuatara. The highly anticipated hypercar we first saw way back in 2011. WeÃ¯Â¿Â½re promised this 2019 car will feature an Ã¯Â¿Â½unmatched drag coefficientÃ¯Â¿Â½ and Ã¯Â¿Â½track-level handling characteristicsÃ¯Â¿Â½, along with a final promise thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s the most interesting and important.
It will Ã¯Â¿Â½easily surpassÃ¯Â¿Â½ the current world record top speed. Which means itÃ¯Â¿Â½s gunning straight for the Koenigsegg Agera RSÃ¯Â¿Â½s 445kph.
No more details have yet been revealed Ã¯Â¿Â½ other than the aforementioned gauntlet and a set of shady teasers above Ã¯Â¿Â½ but we can tell you that when we first saw the original Tuatara, that promised a 442kph top speed from a 6.9-litre biturbo V8 churning out 1,350bhp.
Expect something similar then for this new car. CanÃ¯Â¿Â½t tell you much about the styling, other than Jason CastriotaÃ¯Â¿Â½s original design looks to have been mildly updated for the new car. No bad thing: the original Tuatara still looks stunning.
Ã¯Â¿Â½Years of methodical engineering applied to the Tuatara will be revealed in the unparalleled performance, driver experience and striking presence of the car,Ã¯Â¿Â½ SSC tell us.
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½ll go on show on 24 August, at which point weÃ¯Â¿Â½ll learn a whole lot more about the shape of speed in 2019. Watch this spaceÃ¯Â¿Â½