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  1. BJK

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    Nelson Racing Engines Dyno


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    wtf, No engine sound?


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    #4 BJK, Feb 7, 2020
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    Motor Authority - nice photo gallery
    https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1126819_first-production-ssc-tuatara-revealed-company-to-build-99-more

    Rear suspension? Look at the rear engine bay pic. See the SINGLE, RED 'inline' coil spring shock? What is that? You can see each rear wheel has it's own coil-over shock.
    From Wiki: Suspension (F/R): Adjustable hydraulic system with unequal length upper and lower A-arms, coil-over springs, remote reservoir-adjustable Penske coil-over shocks, cab controlled air lift, anti-roll bars
     
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  6. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    You can hear the engine and the crazy sounds it makes with turbos spooling here:
     
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    yeah, that was 6 months ago in a PRE-production model. I was curious to hear if the production car sounded the same or got 'muffled'.
    They should have had a better 'driving' vid with sound 6 months later. Hopefully some will be coming soon.
    Their plan was to be first to 300 mph. Bugatti beat them to it. Maybe they'll say: 'Hold my beer. Watch this' and go faster. :)
     
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  8. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    Technically Bugatti's record was in 1 direction only so it's not counted as a record until they run the same road both directions. The Bug was also a pre-production prototype.

    If they act fast enough SSC may be able to get the Guinness record for the 300+ mph mark.
     
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    They named it Tuat (****?).
     
  10. VGM911

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    Imagine the challenge of building a tire that will reach or exceed 300 mph!
     
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    Well, they did it for the Bugatti Chiron which weighs an astounding 4,400 lbs, so it should be much easier for a car that weighs 1,650 lbs less. (2,750 lbs)
     
  12. LarryC

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    If you are curious of the sound, here is a video of the production car. If everything plays out correctly, we should be going for the record very soon.

     
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    May I ask, will you and SSC be using your car for the record run Larry? Such a great machine by the way. You must be thrilled with your purchase!
     
  14. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    Wow pretty awesome we have the first Tuatara owner here on Fchat. :) Hope you guys get the Guinness record for first production car over 300mph soon!
     
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    I actually think this is amazing
     
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    Yes, my car will be the one that we are using for the record.
     
  17. LarryC

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    The tire question comes up a lot. We have spent a bunch of time with Michelin on this and the real issue is not the speed (rotational speed). It is really heat. That comes from a combination of corner weight and the time you are running at these speeds. Bugatti is a 4400lb car that takes a long time to get to speed. That is the problem. When they ran the 304 even though that they stripped out the interior and dropped 660lbs in the highly modified Chiron they still had to come off of the banking at about 165mph and had a 5+ mile straight to get to 304. The risk was the heat build up in the tires due to time at speed and weight.

    The Tuatara on the other hand is only 2750lbs and gets up to speed very quickly. I can't talk about any of the testing to date, but we should be at speed very quickly.
     
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    #18 BJK, Feb 18, 2020
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    Could you describe the rear suspension? From rear engine bay pic, I think I see a CENTER, SINGLE, RED, longitudinal and horizontal, coil spring shock? What is that? Each rear wheel seems to have it's own coil-over shock.


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    I like this car so far. I’m a fan of Jason Castriota.
     
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    Sure, here is one of my pics pre-assembly. So, the center coil is part of the stabilizer bar system that also deals with both squat and dive. As you can imagine the car wants to squat quite a bit with 1280lbft of torque and 1750hp. This system also allows us to adjust the ride height. It is like an F1 set up.

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    More like artwork than automobile
     
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    nice (better) too short vid

     
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    Not crazy about black. That could be any hypercar in the video. This car has a unique shape. Why hide it?
     
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