The SSC Ultimate Aero was once the World’s fastest car. The next-generation SSC supercar is to be the SSC Tuatara, and it is getting its very own development center in the United States. Will the SSC Tuatara have what it takes to challenge the Hennessey Venom GT for the title? It will take a couple years before that is made clear.
There were some delays for the new SSC development center, but all of them have been addressed and it should be completed by 2015. The center will be dedicated to creating only the SSC Tuatara at first, and exactly how many units is not known at this juncture. The SSC Ultimate Aero units were crafted at a somewhat turtle pace, with just 15 produced annually over a 3-year period. The company hopes to make around 30 Tuatara cars each year, depending on the market. There could be other models made in the plant when production begins, there has been talk of a potential electric car.