Racelogic USA was contracted by SSC North America to provide technical assistance with measuring and validating high-speed test runs of the SSC Tuatara during testing and record attempts conducted with Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Space Florida’s LLF, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt, FL on January 17th, 2021. 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 data logger was installed and data was verified by Jim Lau, Technical Director – North America of Racelogic USA. Onboard video speed overlay was also collected during these runs using a VBOX Video HD2 for further correlation, and is available publicly.
Here are the results of those runs:
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)
Racelogic’s VBOX line of speed measurement devices are recognized as an industry standard, and are
used by automotive manufacturers and suppliers around the world.
Founded by Jerod Shelby in 1998 in Richland, Washington, USA, SSC North America is the American hypercar company that created the Ultimate Aero and Tuatara. The Ultimate Aero, previously held the “Fastest Production Car” record, from 2007-2010, after it clocked 256.14 mph. It still stands among the fastest, most versatile supercars on the planet, and has served as the foundation for what would become the Tuatara hypercar. In 2021, the Tuatara reclaimed the world record for SSC, with an average of 282.9 mph, followed by a second test nineteen months later that achieved a top speed of 295.0 mph. SSC North America is producing 100 road legal SSC Tuatara hypercars, with 25 additional non-road legal variants. High-speed, high-downforce, and track versions are available to customers. For more information visit www.sscnorthamerica.com