SSC officially owns up to its failed October top speed attempt

Rodolfo Schellin

SSC acknowledged Wednesday that its Tuatara supercar did not attain the speed claimed by the enterprise in October when it allegedly obliterated the Koenigsegg Agera RS’s then-document with a 316.11-mph run. Even though SSC didn’t outright apologize or entirely describe the error, nor did the enterprise reveal the Tuatara’s correct top rated speed from past year’s run, the little supercar builder’s Instagram post is the initial community admission that all was not as it seemed in the fall.

“We have witnessed your thoughts for months now and comprehend your frustrations. If it has not been created apparent up to this position, we would like to accept formally that we did not attain the initially claimed speeds of 331 MPH or even 301 MPH in October of 2020,” the post claimed. “We ended up definitely heartbroken as a enterprise to master that we did not attain this feat, and we are in an ongoing exertion to crack the 300 MPH barrier transparently, formally, and certainly.”

“We also want to thank all of individuals who ended up supportive and understanding of our unexpected incident in April that has delayed our top rated speed initiatives,” it ongoing.

Lots of cried foul soon after reviewing the video clip launched by SSC which claimed to substantiate its top rated-speed run. The controversy prompted SSC to make a next (and ultimately unsuccessful) endeavor. The 3rd time turned out to be the appeal, nonetheless the final results ended up far considerably less impressive, albeit still ample to knock off the Agera’s former document. 

The “unexpected incident” referenced in the vicinity of the finish of SSC’s post occurred when their document-endeavor car was critically harmed in transit back again in April. The enterprise promises it will eventually set the document straight (so to speak), but when, wherever and no matter if that will come about are all still nevertheless to be decided. 

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