5.27.2021

An Evolution of Design

The Tuatara is a hypercar unlike any other. It is the culmination of over a decade of research and development to produce a road legal, high performance vehicle capable of delivering an otherworldly driving experience. Influenced by fighter jet aerodynamics and performance, the presence of the Tuatara inspires a sense of both intensity and simplistic design. Its striking profile is futuristic in its function, yet timeless in its form.

Unprecedented Performance

Performance is the centerpiece of a hypercar. The Tuatara brings an unprecedented amount of power and performance to the road, driven by a bespoke V8 engine and robotized manual transmission that offer an experience unlike any other.

Current Top Speed

282.9+ MPH

455.3+ km/h
World Record Holder
CFD

0.279

Drag Coefficient
Industry Leading
Stock Power

1750

Horsepower
1.3 MEGAWATTS

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. Boasting a coefficient of drag lower than any other car in its class, the Tuatara is well balanced between unmatched aerodynamics and precision downforce at top speed.

Rear static winglets, side mounted buttresses, forward static wing, and a rear active wing manipulate the smooth flowing air to distribute precision down force on the wheels. Air is also diverted to intakes that efficiently cool the powerful drive train, then expelled through perforations in the body to sustain the deliberate airflow. Downforce is systematically applied across the hypercar, providing perfect balance at all speeds.

CFD

0.279

Drag Coefficient
Industry Leading

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
Dry Weight
2750 LBS
Wheel Base
105.2"
Car Length
182.4"
Car Width
81.3"
Car Height
42.0"
Coefficient of Drag
0.279 CD
Frontal Area
18 sq ft
Rear Active Wing
Single Hydraulically Actuated
Horsepower [E85]
1,750 HP
Horsepower [91 Octane]
1,350 HP
RPM Redline
8,800 RPM
Displacement
366 cu ft
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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