A kilometre an hour just to retrieve a record. Bentley boasted of owning the SUV the fastest in the world with its Bentayaga Speed, capable of reaching a top speed of 306 km/h, km/h faster than the Lamborghini Urus. In other spheres, it is also a matter of cross bearing, of the accounts round. Closer to the ground, more aerodynamic, they exceed the limits of reasonableness and are not actually usable in “normal” conditions. Some supercars playing the title of the fastest car in the world and who have very normal thing.
A rare species that will soon see the arrival of a new specimen, the SSC Tuatara, at the Monterey Car Week, in California, from 9 to August 18, 2019. On the 16th of August at 12: 10 pm (local time), precisely, the keys will be handed over to its first owner, one year after the presentation of the beast to the public, during the competition of elegance of Pebble Beach, a major event in this Monterey Car Week.
SSC has any legitimacy to proposing a model ultra-fast after its Ultimate Aero in 2007, momentarily holding the speed record with 412 km/h. The manufacturer is Shelby SuperCars, created by the american Jerod Shelby and that has nothing to do with the brand, cobra. SSC, it is also an acronym for SuperSonic Car and the Tuatara wants to exceed the mark of 300 mph, be 482,8 km/h.
For this, it has a V8 5.9 twin turbo 1 350 hp when it is powered to the lead-free. With the E85 ethanol in the veins, it spits out 1 750 ch 8-800 tr/min to 1247 kg empty.
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Objective 300… mph
The Bugatti Chiron is limited to 420 km/h and is part of the series cars the fastest in the world. Its exterior finish as the inside is in tune.Photo Credit – Bugatti
On his route, another american, the Venom F5, second fully-fledged model of the preparer Hennessey. Planned for 2020, it has the same goal of 300 mph. The 500 km/h, more if distant, have even been mentioned. 1 622 horses will be deployed to achieve it, drawn once again to a V8 twin turbo, a little bigger with 7.4 liters of displacement.
The eight-cylinder in V are also found under the hood of Koenigsegg. The Swedish manufacturer still holds the current record speed for a production car, set to 447 km/h the Agera RS and its 1 360 hp (V8 5.0 biturbo) and less than 1 400 kg. An average speed in the two passages of which the fastest was go to 457 km/h. It was in 2017.
Another missile of the asphalt, the more massive, heavier, mechanically more impressive : the Bugatti Chiron, as well as a block W16 8.0 quadriturbo of 1 500 horses. Total weight, nearly two tons. The tip speed is reduced formally to 420 km/h. In fact, a limit on e to preserve the tires. Its predecessor, the Veyron Super Sport 1200 hp before the new Agera RS in the book of records, reaching 431 km/h. Without the flange, the Chiron, surely, is not completely surpassed by its competitors “craft”. Whatever it is, its counter is graduated up to 500 km/h…
With this art work mounted on four wheels, the repository is not the same. Although the figures are slightly below the values of the american and Swedish raised, the beautiful Molsheim cares for the smallest detail, is mindful of the holding in time of each element, leaves nothing to chance, and is raising his level of requirement in all areas at the height of its extreme velocity. Most importantly, she is able to offer these services on a production set at 500 copies.
Respectively, the SSC Tuatara, the Hennessey Venom F5 and the Koenigsegg Agera RS will not exist or will not exist 100, 24, and 25 units, 149 in total, the interior finish is sometimes light years ahead of that of the alsatian.
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The Thrust SSC holds the current world record speed for a spacecraft land rolling : nearly 1 228 km/h.Photo Credit – Shutterstock
As for the two of us for 300 mph, the speed and performance are the most important, it does not become so delusional to compare them to any other category of vehicles, the jetcars. Equipped with a jet fighter, only capable of rolling in a straight line and primarily observed in the drag races, the 400 or even 500 km/h do not fear, and the comparison stops there. They are just a handful of seconds, more of the same world.
Their best representative is called the Thrust SSC. Without report with the Tuatara, we are talking here about “car thrust supersonic”, literally. Its cockpit is surrounded by two huge turbojets with a total of 106 000 horses. It is the keeper’s current speed record for a spacecraft land rolling on the ground, beyond the sound barrier with a peak of 1 228 km/h (0.015 km/h near), made in the Nevada desert in 1997.
The british team to its origin, began preparing a new attempt in 2008. Administrative problems have stopped the project originally named Bloodhound SSC, taken over this year by Grafton, a company created by Ian Warhurst in order to restart the machine. Therefore, the Bloodhound LSR (Land Speed Record).
Lens 1 000 mph, corresponding to about 1 609 km/h. To succeed the feat, a turbojet is associated with a rocket engine, itself fed with fuel by a V8 petrol… The two reactors accumulate 135 000 horsepower. Tests to look relatively more moderate will take place before the run final, potentially achievable by 2020, in South Africa.
A place chosen for its space is wide enough and allowing in spite of all the telecommunications. At this level, the road is not enough and an SSC Tuatara or Hennessey Venom F5 have they also struggle to find a ribbon long enough to roll up to near 500 km/h. A collaboration with the authorities is needed to close the lanes to traffic.
Develop an SUV, that would be overkill to counter the mass onboard and the aero anti-sports, a category where the speed seems to be even more or less available, make him earn a kilometer an hour on a circuit, a track plane or a German autobahn not too cluttered, it is still frankly easier to get a record. 1 609 ? 500 ? Let’s say 307 km/h, and a small signature on the Guinness book.