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SSC TUATARA – 2.3 SECONDS

SSC’s followup to the Ultimate Aero TT is the Tuatara, which outclasses even the impressive stats of its predecessor. With an insanely high redline of 9,200 RPMs, the Tuatara’s twin-turbo 6.9 liter V8 cranks out a reported 1,350 horsepower at 6,800 RPM with 1,700 horses available at the redline. The torque peaks at 1,280 lb-ft, which is strong enough to push the sleek and futuristic coupe from 0 to 60 in 2.3 seconds.

The billet aluminum engine, fully carbon fiber body, and seven speed manual transmission highlight the Tuatara’s light weight of 2,750 pounds, which means it boasts a power to weight ratio of 1,000 horsepower per ton. The Tuatara’s wheels are even constructed out of a single piece of carbon fiber to help keep its weight to a minimum.

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