As a brief reminder, SSC is well-known for building the Ultimate Aero, the first car to ever surpass the Bugatti Veyron’s top speed. The company’s new car, the Tuatara, uses a twin-turbocharged 5.9-liter V8 producing a whopping 1,750 horsepower running on E85.
Last weekend, SSC asked the Nevada Department of Transportation to shut down a stretch of Highway 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. This is the same stretch of road used by Koenigsegg in 2018 to set a then-record of 277.9 mph in the Agera RS. “Southbound travel will be diverted into the northbound lanes with the Nevada Highway Patrol coordinating traffic during a special two-day filming event,” NDOT stated in a press release. “Motorists should be prepared for minor travel delays.”