SSC Tuatara factory gets 276-mph green-light in Washington state

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It looks like American supercar builder SSC is finally getting ready to start construction of its new factory in West Richland, WA. Planning for the facility to build the Tuatara (pictured above) goes back to at least 2011, but, according to the local Tri-City Herald, a delay in funding is the cause for the setback.

Now, things finally appear to be back on track. Construction is scheduled for August with completion in early 2015, according to the report. However, it will be several months after that before deliveries will begin. With approximately 40,000 square feet of floor space, SSC will be able to finish one car a month at first with production ramping up later.

The planned Tuatara supercar packs a claimed 1,350 horsepower and 1,280 pound-feet of torque, allowing a prototype model reached 200 miles per hour in an impressive 16 seconds. Deliveries were slated to begin by January 2014. SSC originally made its name with the Ultimate Aero that grabbed headlines by taking the Guinness record as the world's fastest production car, at least for a time. Autoblog reached out to SSC for more information on the new factory and its future plans, and we will update this story if we hear back.

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