The 1 390 kw SSC Tuatara sings its flat-plane-crank tune on a dyno while throwing out some spurts of fire and reaffirming itself as a demented, American hypercar if there was ever any doubt!
Those with a keen eye will have noticed that the fastest production car in the world managed to output more power on this dyno run than the manufacturer officially claims. That is because the twin-turbocharged 5,9-litre flat-plane-crank V8 that officially churns out a whopping 1 305 kw on E85 juice was beaten by 85 kW in this dyno run – the same amount of power a Volkswagen Group 1-litre TFSI motor puts out.
The video shared on the SSC North America Instagram page includes two videos. The first with the SSC Tuatara engine bolted onto a dyno at Nelson Racing Engines which shows a maximum power output of 1 890 hp or 1 390 kW in the bottom corner of the screen. This is the same company that assisted in the development of the ludicrous flat-plane-crank V8.
The second video shows the engine within the 1 390 SSC Tuatara bolted down onto a dyno at Danzio Performance Engineering. The V8 sings its tune with the occasional burst of acceleration followed by spurt of fire from the exhaust of the hypercar.
That being said, the official numbers may have been a tad conservative although we are not sure if the 1 390 kw SSC Tuatara also decided to reaffirm its 455,3 km/h speed record which officially made it the world’s fastest production car.
The next achievement that the American based automaker wants to achieve is breaking the 300 mph (483 km/h) mark with other hypercar makers hot on their heels too. The likes of Hennessey Performance and Koenigsegg also in for a shout.
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