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Performance Review: SSC Tuatara 5.9 V8 Twin Turbo 91 Octane - [2018]

SSC Tuatara 5.9 V8 Twin Turbo 91 Octane - [2018] image

SSC Tuatara 5.9 V8 Twin Turbo 91 Octane - [2018]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2018 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 5900 cc (360.0 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V8
  • Aspiration: Twin Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 7 speed / Semi-Auto
  • Top Speed: 316 mph (508.5 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 2.50 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 2.6 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.00 secs
  • Power: 1350 bhp (1006 kW) @ 0 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1247 kgs (2749 lbs)
  • Torque: 984 lb-ft (1334.1 Nm) @ 0 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Mid
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 8.15 secs @ 168.0 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 1082.5 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 789.0 lb-ft
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SSC Tuatara Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the SSC Tuatara 5.9 V8 Twin Turbo 91 Octane is the 7 speed / Semi-Auto version and was first brought out in 2018. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2019 Pininfarina Battista 1900 and the 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 ans Bugatti.This particular SSC Tuatara has a 5900cc Twin Turbo Petrol powerplant with 8 cylinders in a V formation.

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 - [2023] image

Alternative Petrol V8's includes the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170

The Tuatara shares its Petrol V8 engine configuration with the likes of the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 and the 2023 Ferrari SF 90 XX Spider 4.0 V8 Turbo. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Tuatara's Rear Wheel Drive, Coupe combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1247 kgs (2749 lbs) this makes the SSC Tuatara 5.9 V8 Twin Turbo 91 Octane in the same weight category as the 2020 Audi A1 A1 Sportback 35 TFSI S tronic S line or the give or take 50kg.

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The SSC Tuatara shares the same bhp with the 2016 NIO EP9 1MW (1341 bhp)

In terms of power the 5900cc 16V V8 engine produces 1350 bhp (1006 kW) @ 0 rpm similar to the 2016 NIO EP9 1MW (1341 bhp) or the 2014 Koenigsegg One 1 5.1 V8 Twin Turbo (1341 bhp).

The Twin Turbo V8 throws out 984 lb-ft (1334.1 Nm) @ 0 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2011 Fisker Karma Hybrid (981 lb-ft) or the 2010 Hennessey Venom GT 6.2L V8 (972 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the SSC Tuatara you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

SSC Tuatara 6.9L V8 Twin Turbo - [2011] image

The 2011 SSC Tuatara 6.9L V8 Twin Turbo (1082.5 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the SSC Tuatara.

The SSC Tuatara has a Power to weight ratio of 1082.5 bhp per ton and 789.0 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2018 Tuatara competing with the 2011 SSC Tuatara 6.9L V8 Twin Turbo (1082.5 bhp per ton) or the 2018 SSC Tuatara 5.9 V8 Twin Turbo 91 Octane (1082.5 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the SSC Tuatara generating around 789.0 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2021 Rimac Nevera 1888bhp Electric AWD (809.7 lb-ft per ton) or the 2011 Zenvo ST1 7.0 V8 (803.7 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 2.50 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 2.6 secs, this made the SSC Tuatara 5.9 V8 Twin Turbo 91 Octane as fast as the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 6.2 V8 Petrol Hybrid C8 (2.50 secs) the 2023 Lamborghini Revuelto 6.5 V12 Petrol Hybrid (2.50 secs) the 2021 Aston-Martin Valkyrie Spider 6.5 V12 (2.50 secs) the or the 2021 Aston-Martin Valkyrie Coupe 6.5 V12 (2.50 secs). This SSC Tuatara 5.9 V8 Twin Turbo 91 Octane is also faster than the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 5.5 V8 C8 (2.60 secs) the 2022 Koenigsegg CC850 4.9 V12 Twin Turbo (2.60 secs) the 2020 Hennessey Venom F5 6.6 V8 Twin Turbo (2.60 secs) the and the 2020 McLaren Sabre 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo (2.60 secs).

Ferrari F430 4.3 V8 - [2004] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Tuatara and the 2004 Ferrari F430 4.3 V8

When talking about the performance of the SSC Tuatara on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 8.15 secs @ 168.0 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2004 Ferrari F430 4.3 V8 (8.11 secs), the 2008 Mercedes SL Class 65 AMG V12 Black Series R230 (8.11 secs), and the 2017 BMW 5 Series M5 F90 (8.11 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2018 version of the SSC Tuatara 5.9 V8 Twin Turbo 91 Octane has a maximum speed of 316mph.

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Top Speed of the 2018 Tuatara equals the

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2018 SSC Tuatara 5.9 V8 Twin Turbo 91 Octane then how about

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