Shelby SuperCars Tuatara

Shelby SuperCars Tuatara

Year of production 2012 - ...


Category: Shelby SuperCars

The SSC Tuatara is a future supercar to be produced by SSC North America (formerly ShelbySuperCars Inc.).

According to the manufacturer, the Tuatara will use an SSC designed billet aluminium Turbocharged 6.9-Litre V8 engine block that will redline at 9,200 rpm and deliver 1,350 hp (1,007 kW) and 1,280 lb·ft (1,735 N·m) at 6,800 rpm on 91 RON rated unleaded premium petrol. Its engine will be capable of 1,700 hp (1,268 kW) with emission controls removed. The car will weigh 2,750 pounds (1,250 kg) due to a carbon fiberconstruction (including the wheels) and aluminiumcrumple zones. This means it will manage a power-to-weight ratio of over 1,000 hp (746 kW) per tonne. The manufacturer claims the Tuatara will accelerate from a stop to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.3 seconds and the top speed is estimated to be 276 miles per hour (444 km/h).


0-60 mph: 2.50 seconds
0-100 mph: -
0-200 mph: -
1/4 mile: 9.75 seconds at 144 mph
Top Speed (Tested): -
Top Speed (Projected): 276 mph
Skidpad: 1.05g
0-100mph-0: 11.25 seconds
0-200mph-0: -
60mph-0 (braking): 103 feet

Engine Specs

Type: SSC Designed Billet Aluminum V8 Block
Displacement: 423.6
Bore x Stroke: -
Compression Ratio: 8.625:1
Horsepower: 1350 bhp @ 6800 rpm
Torque: 1042 ft-lbs @ 6800 rpm
Redline: 9200 rpm
Fuel Injection: Electronic Sequential Port
Weight: 428 lbs.
Oil: SAE 5W/30 Fully Synthetic Racing
Induction System: Sequential, multi-port fuel injection, Twin Turbo Chargers. Dual-Water to Air Intercoolers.
Fuel: Premium Unleaded - 91 Pump Octane

General Data


7-Speed Manual H-Pattern or 7-Speed SMG Paddle Shift


Triple Disc Carbon Clutch


One-Piece Carbon Fiber, Standard

Dry Weight: 2,750 lbs.
Weight to Horsepower Ratio: 2.0 lbs/hp - New Production Car Record!
Weight Distribution F/R: Front: 44%
Rear: 56%
Wheel Base: 105.0"
Length: 174.4"
Width: 78.4"
Height: 43.0"
Ground Clearance: 4.0"

Chassis & Body

Layout: Mid-Engine/Rear Drive
Body/Frame: Carbon Fiber/Carbon Fiber/Aluminum Crash Structures
Brakes: Front: 15.0" Vented Slotted Carbon Ceramic Discs/8-Piston Caliper.
Rear: 15.0" Vented Slotted Carbon Ceramic Discs/6-Piston Caliper.
Wheels: One-Piece Carbon Fiber (Carbon Revolution) 19x9-1/2" Front, 20x13" Rear
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
Front: 235 35 (YR)19.
Rear: 335 30 (YR)20.
Steering: Rack and Pinion, Variable Electric Assist
Turns, Lock to Lock: 2.5
Turning Circle: 41.6 ft.
Suspension: Front & Rear: Unequal Length Upper and Lower A-Arms, Coil Over Springs, Remote Reservoir-Adjustable Penske Coil-Over Shocks, Cab Controlled Air Lift, Anti-Roll Bar.


Seating Capacity: 2 Custom SSC Seats
Headroom: 38.5"
Seat Width: 2 x 19"
Leg Room: 47.0"
Seat Back Adjustment: 25o
Seat Travel: 6.0"

Tuatara Dynamics

Coefficient of Drag (Cd): 0.328
Frontal Area: 18.0 sq. ft.
Belly Pan: Complete flat belly pan with rear Venturi tunnels.

Standard Equipment

Includes: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Mirrors, Tilt-Steering, Cab-Controlled Front Air Lift, 10 Speaker Premium Audio, CD/DVD System w/ 7.5" DVD Screen, Full Time Rearview Camera, Navigation
Instrumentation: 300 mph Speedometer, 10,000 rpm Tachometer, Sequential Shift Lights, Horsepower Gauge, Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Fuel Level, Voltage

Warranty Information

Basic Warranty: 2 Year / 24,000 Miles
Powertrain: 2 Year / 24,000 Miles
Rust-Through: N/A

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Tuatara at the Dubai International Motor Show

WEST RICHLAND, WA, 10/20/2011

source: SSC Official Media Release,

Shelby SuperCars (SSC), American super car manufacturer of the newly created Tuatara, will launch its latest super car design in the Middle East Region at one of the largest international motor shows in the world – The Dubai International Motor Show.

Held once every two years and popul...

Exclusive Distributor for Asia Region

SHANGHAI, CHINA (8/5/2011)

source: SSC Official Media Release,

Shelby SuperCars (SSC), the American supercar manufacturer of the world‐record breaking Ultimate Aero, and the newly unveiled Tuatara, has introduced ‘SSC Asia as its exclusive SSC distributor for the Asia Region.

SSC Asia held its first ever event this week in Shanghai China, announcing...

SSC Announces Name of Next Generation Supercar

WEST RICHLAND, WA (7/18/2011)

source: SSC Official Media Release,

Shelby SuperCars (SSC), the American supercar manufacturer and the creator of the record breaking Ultimate Aero, is proud to introduce its latest contribution to automobile enthusiasts worldwide. Following several years of design and development of its revolutionary new supercar, SSC has named its...

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