Word has it SSC will deliver its first Tuatara supercar beginning in either December of this year or January of next. The news comes courtesy of company CEO Alan Leverett, who also said that the machine will set buyers back $1.3 million. As GTSpirit.com points out, the revelation is somewhat surprising given that SSC hasn't even unveiled the production-specification car just yet. It would seem that little fact hasn't been enough to scare away potential buyers.

The last time we heard major news from SSC was nearly a year ago when the company officially changed its name from Shelby SuperCars to SSC and broke ground on a new 36,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Washington. Since then, the company has been largely mum about progress on its ludicrous Tuatara, although last month, it did disclose that powertrain testing had exceeded "all design specifications" during dyno testing, registering 1,350 horsepower and 1,280 pound-feet of torque. As you may recall, the car's Ultimate-Aero-based early prototype managed to bolt to 200 miles per hour in a scant 16 seconds thanks to a 6.8-liter V8 with the same power.


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      Autoblogist
      • 1 Year Ago
      I seriously hope this thing lives up to the hype. The final interior execution should be interesting as well, with those clear panels used for information.
      Peter DePriest
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pure sex. This is what a supercar should look like. Some aspects kinda remind me of supercars past with a little 90's look from some angles but while still being modern. Only thing I dont like is the wheels (are there 2 different styles on the car in the gallery?) on the right side
      lincol hawk
      • 1 Year Ago
      ok...its a bad copy of pininnfarina birdcage concept car.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lincol hawk
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        Arturo Rios Jr.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lincol hawk
        I don't think so, the idea might be the same but the execution is a lot different. Both been the same shade of white and black is not helping either, so I do get your drift. Still this Tuatara stands out among the crowd.
        ELG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lincol hawk
        my thoughts exactly
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ELG
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      SLR722GT
      • 1 Year Ago
      If its not European its not worth buying.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SLR722GT
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      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      Id rather have the evora parked behind it
      K Tee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Autoblog, you\'re welcome for the tip. This being, like, the 5th one I\'ve sent, the 5th published, and the 5th to receive no \"thanks.\" Anyone else seeing this happen? In the big scheme of things, who cares but one of the reasons that I really enjoy this site is that it has great coverage, some of which comes from its readers\' dedication to - and knowledge of - the industry. It\'d be nice if they recognized that more frequently.
      Clipper44
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am in love with this car. This is the kind of car they make wall posters out of.
        Donny Hoover
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Clipper44
        Agreed. Their first one looked kit-carish. This one, not at all.
      SKO722
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm I the only one that finds it a bit amusing that after 2-3 years of lull and company uncertainty, SSC expects to miraculously reapear on the scene? How many Ultimate Aeros were sold and whens the last time one has been spotted in the wild? It takes more than just a fast car to build a sustainable automotive company. Henessey aside, it can be plausibly argued that the rest of the $1+Mill supercars with their heritage, bespoke-ness, quality, exclusivity, technology, all-round performance, etc. do warrant their price tags. Aside from power and speed, what will the SSC bring to the table?
        Xedicon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SKO722
        Sometimes it's awesome to get in on the ground floor so to speak, I would imagine that folks who bought an early Pagani or Koenigsegg are pleased as punch with themselves today. Will SSC achieve the same success? Who knows but it would be neat.
          gearhead
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Xedicon
          Exactly. I think that the same things were said when Pagani and Koenigsegg announced they were planning on making an entrance to the hyper-car market. They are still kicking and let's hope SSC can do the same. More competition in the market means more innovation!
        Drummerboy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SKO722
        Last time an Ultimate Areo was spotted in the wild? For me - This past Sunday. In my buddies Garage. #15 to be exact!
        SLR722GT
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SKO722
        For your username, why do you have the same number as I do???
        Donny Hoover
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SKO722
        There is a white one driving around West Chester, Pennsylvania and the owner is active on a few car forums. Why would you want to own one? I don't know. Maybe so you can say you own a six figure price tag car that once held the world record for top speed?
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does this car have EPA certification?
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      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Got to admit this is a pretty badass looking car. Most, if not all of these types of cars are built for attention and man this will get it in spades. If you park this in front of the club or bar, every single person will run to this and ignore the Ferrari or Lambo.
      Xedicon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Straight on from the back I just can't get past the "nut sack" exhaust. I'm sure in terms of functionality it makes sense but it really looks ugly.
        k_m94
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Xedicon
        The rest of the car looks fantastic, way more exotic than most other hypercar offerings. Of course, a lot could change on the final production version, I hope only the testicle exhaust gets sacked.
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