Many automotive journalists and bloggers have analyzed videos claiming to show a speed of 331 mph and noticed a difference between the speed shown in the video and the time it takes for the car to cross a known landmark on the highway. The company later admitted that videos produced by external production companies had synchronization and timing issues.
SSC North America did not deny that its car SSC Tuatara actually achieved the required speed. Founder Jerod Shelby (Jerod Shelby) said, but it plans to repeat the experiment, so there is no doubt around the record.
He said in a video statement released late on Friday: “No matter what we do to save this special record in the next few days, there will always be stains.”
Shelby has nothing to do with Carroll Shelby, the famous founder of Shelby American, which produces Shelby Cobra sports cars and Shelby Mustangs.
SSC Tuatara is powered by a 1,750-horsepower turbocharged V-8 engine. It is named after a lizard from New Zealand, which is named after the Maori word “mountain on the back”. The company plans to produce a total of 100 Tuataras, each with a starting price of $1.9 million.
SSC previously set a world speed record with another Ultimate Aero, reaching a maximum of 256.14. According to the company, the speed in 2007.
In order to answer other questions about the timing equipment in the first run-using GPS to record speed-equipment produced by multiple companies will be used. Representatives of these companies will monitor the installation and use of the equipment on site, Shelby said in his video statement Say.
In the first attempt, only one company’s equipment was used, and the company reportedly later stated that its representative was not on site to personally supervise its installation and use.
SSC did not say when the next recording attempt will be made.
Michelle Toh contributed to this report.