Several auto journalists and bloggers have analyzed the video intended to show a distance of 331 mph and noticed a difference in the speed shown in the video and the time the vehicle passed known landmarks along the road. Highway. The company later admitted that there were issues with sync and timing in videos produced by an outside company.
The North American SSC did not step back at claims that its car, the SSC Tuatara, had indeed hit the claimed speed. But it is planning to repeat this effort so there aren̵7;t any questions around this profile, said founder Jerod Shelby.
“No matter what we do in the coming days to salvage this particular record, there will always be a stain on it,” he said in a video statement released late on Friday.
Shelby is not related to Carroll Shelby, the famous founder of Shelby American, the sports car company Shelby Cobra, and Shelby Mustang.
SSC Tuatara is equipped with a V-8 turbocharged 1,750 horsepower engine. It is named after a lizard from New Zealand, taking its name from a Maori word meaning “top of the back”. The company plans to produce a total of 100 Tuatara units, with prices starting at $ 1.9 million each.
The SSC previously had a world speed record with another car, the Ultimate Aero, to reach 256.14 mph in 2007, according to the company.
To answer additional questions raised about a timed device on the first run – speeds recorded with GPS – equipment manufactured by multiple companies will be used and on behalf of those companies. will be onsite to oversee installation and usage of the device Shelby said in its video statement.
On the first attempt, only one company device was used, and the company subsequently reported that its representative was not onsite to oversee installation and usage.
The SSC has not said when the next record-setting attempt may take place.
Michelle Toh contributed to this report.