5.27.2021

Striking Presence

True to the Tuatara’s DNA, the Tuatara Striker is an heir to the fighter jet approach engrained in the design and experience of the next-generation hypercars by SSC North America. In the aerial combat realm, a “Striker” or “Strike Fighter” is a multirole aircraft. Likewise, the Tuatara Striker has a wide range of capabilities, both on and off the track.

Exceptional Safety

Beneath the carbon fiber skin of the Tuatara is a robust carbon fiber monocoque, engineered with safety, durability, performance, and aesthetics in mind. The monocoque brings all of the critical sub-assemblies together into an aggregated form, as well as contours to the shape of the ergonomic cockpit surrounding the driver and passenger. Composed entirely of carbon fiber, the light weight frame provides uncompromising safety thanks to its systematic crash structures and durable design. The beautiful carbon fiber composition was not left to be unnoticed, as exposed areas of the monocoque are visible, both subtly and notably across the car.

Unmatched Aerodynamics

The design of the Tuatara goes further than visual appearance. The intentional design of the body was meticulously crafted to carry the car through the air with unprecedented ease.

Downforce is increased three fold, providing approximately 1,100 lbs across the car at 160 mph. This heightened track performance is achieved by way of several integrated aerodynamic features, including a high-downforce fixed wing, active rear wing, vertical stabilizer, and augmented diffuser on the rear of the car. Directionally vaned side rockers, a large frontal splitter, and integrated frontal dive planes strategically balance the downforce with 45.4% deployed to the front axle and 54.6% to the rear axle, ensuring optimized balance, predictability, and exceptional confidence in stability.

1,100 LBS

DOWNFORCE
BALANCED AERO

45.4%

FRONT AXLE
AERO DISPURSEMENT

54.6%

REAR AXLE
AERO DISPURSEMENT

Elegance Meets Power

The heart of the Tuatara is an engineering masterpiece in and of itself. Years of meticulous design and engineering at SSC North America culminated into unadulterated power generated from an engine built from the ground up exclusively for the Tuatara. With a flat-plane crank configuration, the smooth, balanced power produced offers both incredible performance and a unique hypercar experience. To ensure the engine met the standards of quality, performance, and durability that the hypercar market demands, SSC North America partnered with Nelson Racing Engines to fabricate and manufacture the V8 engine that powers this next generation hypercar.

Twin Turbo

SSC V8

FLAT-PLANE
CRANK
E85

1750

Horsepower
1.3 MEGAWATTS
91 Octane

1350

Horsepower
1.0 MEGAWATTS

8800

RPM
REDLINE

Robotized Manual

The Tuatara’s unprecedented power is transferred to a CIMA 7 speed transmission, integrated with a state-of-the-art Automac AMT system that operates the engagement and selection of movement in the gearbox. The system includes hydraulic driven components and sensors to produce high force engagement, position accuracy, and load control within milliseconds. The clutch and gear selection actuation are electrically operated, providing high precision and strategic operation. The core of the system is powered by a powerful automotive microprocessor, ensuring exceptional safety and performance.

CIMA

7 Speed

Transmission
Robotized Manual
Automac AMT

Sub-100

Millisecond
Shifting

Dynamic Handling

The Tuatara was designed with a diverse and unique driving experience in mind. Track-level handling offers drivers the ability to aggressively engage in corner focused driving, straight-line runs, or docile street driving. Categorized into three driving modes, the car is transformed at the touch of a finger from the center console.

Drivability

Sport Mode

4.0" Front
4.5" Rear
Docile Shifting
Trackability

Track Mode

2.74" Front
3.25" Rear
Aggressive Shifting
Convenience

Lift Mode

4.0" + 40mm Front
4.5" Rear
Automatic Shifting

Specification Details

Design Configuration
Coupe
Body
Carbon Fiber
Chassis
Carbon Fiber Monocoque
Powertrain Configuration
Mid-Engine SSC V8
Drivetrain Configuration
CIMA 7 Speed Robotized Manual
Wheel Base
105.2"
Car Height
42.0"
Downforce
1,100 LBS
Frontal Area
18 sq ft
Rear Active Wing
Single Hydraulically Actuated
Rear Static Wing
Large Downforce Wing
Horsepower [E85]
1,750 HP
Horsepower [91 Octane]
1,350 HP
RPM Redline
8,800 RPM
Displacement
366 cu in
Displacement
5.9 L
Compression
8.80:1
Engine Weight
428 LBS
Injectors
Dual Fuel Injection per Cylinder
Turbos
Twin Turbo
Induction System
Dual Water-to-Air
Shift Speed
Sub-100 Millisecond
Sport Mode Height
4.0" Front / 4.5" Rear
Track Mode Height
2.74" Front / 3.25" Rear
Lift Mode Height
4.0" + 40mm Front / 4.5" Rear
Shifter
Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shift
Suspension
Anti-Roll Rocker System
Suspension
Remote Reservoir Shocks
Tire Type
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2
Front Tire Size
245/35YR20
Rear Tire Size
345/30YR20
Driver Display
Digital HMI
System Management
Touch Screen Console
Climate Control
Air Conditioning & Heat
Windows
Power Door Windows
Rear Camera
Fulltime View
Side Cameras
Blind Spot View
Steering Wheel
Tilt & Telescope
Steering Wheel
Sequential Shift Lights
Speaker Audio
Premium System
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