After its previous attempt was called into question, SSC, makers of the Tuatara supercar, set out to validate its stake to the claim of fastest production vehicle.
Conducted at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida earlier this month, the Tuatara broke the record previously held by the Koenigsegg Agera RS with a two-way average speed of 282.9 mph.
Speed and time data was collected with a Racelogic VBOX 3i 100Hz GNSS system, accurate to ±0.06 MPH, and traceable to ISO standards for speed measurement, the automaker said. The data logger was installed and verified by Jim Lau, technical director North America of Racelogic USA.
Run 1, Northbound:
- Max Speed: 279.7 MPH (450.1 km/h) reached at 2:38:09 PM EST
Run 2, Southbound:
- Max Speed: 286.1 MPH (460.4 km/h) reached at 3:28:51 PM EST
- 282.9 MPH (455.3 km/h)
Watch the onboard video of the record-setting run above.