So many independent supercar operations have disappeared as fast as they've sprung up. But Shelby SuperCars is out to make a name for itself. Not only did the upstart manage to challenge the likes of Koenigsegg and Bugatti for top-speed supremacy with its Ultimate Aero, but now it's coming back with its stunning new Tuatara.

While the Ultimate Aero has been built at a combination of facilities in California, Arizona and Washington State, SSC is apparently planning one central location to build the slippery Tuatara, details of which have just begun to arrive from local news media.

A 27,300-square-foot facility is being proposed in West Richland, Washington – the same city where the company is currently based – on a four-acres plot currently owned by the municipal government. The location would include manufacturing, a sales showroom and office space.

The local city council is set to vote on the proposal that would seek a $830,000 grant from the state government in order to develop the infrastructure necessary to accommodate the project that would, over the course of the next five years, create 54 new jobs.


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      schatman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ironically they have a 5 mph speed bump outside their offices in West Richland.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @schatman
        Probably to accommodate the cars and remind their owners that they can't just take them over speed bumps like you would a regular car.
          schatman
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          That sounds reasonable. it's in a residential area though, cars can't be picked up or seen there.
      aMaG1CaLMaNg1Na
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hell thats a better ROI than Obama's green jobs initiatives
        MONTEGOD7SS
        • 3 Years Ago
        @aMaG1CaLMaNg1Na
        That deserves a vote up just to cancel out the down vote you got from a libtard.
          fly by wireless
          • 3 Years Ago
          @MONTEGOD7SS
          Both these accounts are just two tails attached to the same jackass. Stop wasting bandwidth on a car site spewing bile about politics. False "news" False-And-Biased has plenty of forums for you. Flush Limberger does too. To say nothing of the TeaBaggers. Go back to your little basement echochamber already.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Gubbins
      • 3 Years Ago
      ANOTHER Shelby scam? When will people learn?
        William
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Gubbins
        I wasn't aware of any "scams" on the part of SSC. Are you sure you aren't mixing them up with Shelby American? Because they're two different companies.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @William
          I wasn't even aware of Shelby American's scams. All I've heard is a story about some former employee who was supposedly sexually harassed and molested by Mr. Shelby, which seems like a bogus story.
          Gubbins
          • 3 Years Ago
          @William
          Could be...if so, my apologies. I guess seeing the Shelby name on just about everything and recalling all the suspect deals he's had in the past set me off...
      waetherman
      • 3 Years Ago
      More corporate welfare and subsidies for luxury car buyers? I say hell no. If they want to build a factory that makes million-dollar sports cars for the fantastically rich, I say they can build their own damn roads, power and water lines to that factory. They shouldn't be looking for handouts from local taxpayers, especially if they're only creating a handful of jobs.
      Farris Khayyat
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pretty cool to see the TCH being sourced on Autoblog haha. Hopefully this SSC factory goes through, I'd love to have a supercar factory just a couple miles from my house... maybe I'll apply to work there.
      cdwrx
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope they make a model that runs on plutonium. It's the only reason I can conceive for being based in Richland.
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