Get Ready to See It on February 7
With no big announcement or a big media hubbub, SSC North America delivered the first Tuatara hypercar to its owner at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering during the Monterey Car Week in August. Some outlets picked up on it, but it wasn’t a huge media frenzy, according to Motor Authority. After that, the car’s owner Dr. Larry Caplin kept the car out of the spotlight.
Now, Dr. Caplin will bring the car out so that people can see it at the Philadelphia Auto Show. The car will be showcased as a tie-in with Dr. Caplin’s charity organization CF Charities.
The car features a pearlescent black paint job with red and gloss black accents. The car is in the high-speed configuration as opposed to the high-downforce. This means it’s built and designed for the ultimate top speed. The car also features a 5.9-liter twin-turbo V8 that puts out 1,350 hp on regular gasoline and 1,750 hp on E85. The engine has an 8,800 rpm redline. It’s mated to a 7-speed automated manual transmission.
SSC plans to use the Tuatara to break the 300 mph barrier. Bugatti did it in 2019, but the company wants to beat Bugatti’s record of nearly 305 mph. If you want to see the SSC Tuatara in person, the best place to do so anytime soon is in Philadelphia.