SSC North America has prepared two special versions for its SSC Tuatara hypercar, which is currently the fastest production car in the world.
It is interesting that while working on these versions, the Americans relied not on speed, but on controllability, therefore, in both cases, the developers sacrificed a sleek streamlined two-door body, installing a developed aerodynamic body kit on it.
However, the components of the latter were developed with the participation of designer Jason Castriota, who came up with the look of the original car, and so they turned out to be organically integrated into the overall style.
The first version of the hypercar was named “Striker”, and its developers compare it with “strike fighters”. The novelty attracts attention with a large wing with a hydraulic system for adjusting the angle of attack. Plus it has a front splitter, vertical stabilizer and a developed rear diffuser.
Such a body kit made it possible to triple the downforce acting on the car: up to 500 kg at a speed of 160 mph (258 km / h). At the same time, its distribution along the axles is 45.4% in the front and 54.6% in the rear.
The SSC Tuatara Striker is powered by a standard 5.9-liter flat-crankshaft twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 1,369 hp. (1,774 hp with E85 racing fuel). In conjunction with the motor, a seven-band robot with one clutch works, transmitting traction to the rear axle.
The second option was named “Aggressor”, but its appearance has not yet been revealed. At the same time, it is known that this is the most aggressive version of the model, which does not have access to public roads, that is, it can only be driven on the track.
This modification also has a developed body kit, and its interior is seriously lightened and has a simple carbon fiber trim, racing seats with five-point seat belts and a safety cage.
In technical terms, the SSC Tuatara Aggressor can boast of a different exhaust system; for a surcharge, the engine can be boosted to crazy 2,200 “horses”.
The company said that the Stryker version will be released in a circulation of 100 copies (like the base model), but only ten Aggressors will be built. The assembly of the machines has already begun, but their cost has not been disclosed.