Did the SSC Tuatara REALLY Set a 331mph World Record?

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Shmee150

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The SSC Tuatara claims to be the fastest car in the world, having recently hit a reported world record top speed for a production car of 331mph! However, the official video of the run poses many questions that introduce an element of doubt, so let's investigate and determine if everything is what it seems...
SSC report that on 10th October, 2020, the Tuatara in production specification form broke a top speed record with one direction at 331.15mph and the other at 301.07mph for an average of 316.1mph - beating the previous record of the Koenigsegg Agera RS by 38.2mph (from 277.9mph). The runs took place on the very same road, the Nevada Highway 160 from the intersection with Tecopa Road with the Tuatara's fastest direction heading South-East towards Las Vegas and the slow speed on the return.
After plenty of time spent viewing the videos and analysing the data presented from the run so far, let's calculate whether it's possible and investigate further into these numbers. There are a number of areas that don't quite add up; from the time travelling between the fixed medians on the road and the painted street markings, to the dashboard and telemetry data being out of sync, and also on the technical side with the engine and gearbox configuration.
A further topic of discussion not mentioned is the noticeable lag between the shift points recorded by the telemetry data which can simply be seen coming a few seconds delayed in comparison to the visual cues of the shift and rev counter, plus the audible sound of the RPMs.
This video asks questions, based on the information given so far. If there are answers, it would be fantastic to hear them and the accompanying data that lines up to prove that the record has indeed been broken.
Thanks to Jey, Matt, Kaare, Robert, Misha and many more for their involvement.
FACTUAL CORRECTION: The rear tyre setup is 345, not 335 which produces a maximum 6th gear speed of 477.67 km/h - 296.15 mph, 3mph faster than suggested.
Information and data sources:
BBC Top Gear 331mph Record video:
am-posts.info/list/sZWXr5a0qpymapw/video
SSC Tuatara vs Koenigsegg Agera RS head to head video:
am-posts.info/list/s6_Uq3vJqmrdgKA/video
Start location for the run:
goo.gl/maps/6ZzK3ZCppWJZqoxL6
Oli Webb confirming 6th gear for the run:
am-posts.info/list/xc662oibtn-5nqQ/video
Comparative Data:
Koenigsegg Agera RS 271.19mph in 5th Oct 2017
Average run speed of 277.9mph
Slower run SE, faster run NW of 284.55mph
SSC Tuatara 331.15mph on 10th Oct 2020
Average run speed of 316.1mph
Faster run SE, slower run NW of 301.07mph
Median Comparisons:
Start to 1st median
Distance: 1.69km / 1.05m
Time: 38.18s = 99.5mph avg
1st to 2nd median
Distance: 1.81km / 1.13m
Time: 22.64s = 179.7mph avg
Entry at 192mph, exit at 307mph
2nd to 3rd median
Distance: 2.28km / 1.42m
Time: 28.24s including a pause
Pause is 3:82
Total time: 24.40s = 209.5mph avg
Entry at 307mph, exit at 242mph
1st to 3rd
Total excluding the pause is 47.39s = 195mph
Entry at 194mph, exit at 242mph, 331mph along the way
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xGolden x Viper
xGolden x Viper 2 ժամ առաջ
Is he british??? I'm just curious
brin kee
brin kee 5 ժամ առաջ
If this was the case then Guinness would have to be compromised also. It could be simply due to editing Tires grow in height the faster you go. You need to work physics into this.
Danilo Ricardo do Valle Ribeiro
Danilo Ricardo do Valle Ribeiro 5 ժամ առաջ
Just like the man on the moon, a hoax!
Elvis Car Reviews
Elvis Car Reviews 20 ժամ առաջ
Welcome to the FBI
233Runner
233Runner Օր առաջ
Love the analysis! Agreed: too many “red flags” to buy what they are selling. I propose a real and transparent re-run! I also propose head to head races in the 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile and 1 mile distances. And a Nuremberg lap time, too!
Dave Singh
Dave Singh Օր առաջ
Exposing the deceivers .
msductant
msductant Օր առաջ
DONALD TRUMP SPREAD THE LIES DISEASE IN AMERICA GOT AMERICAN COMPANIES TO THINK ITS OK TO LIE SOME ONES ALWAYS GOING TO FACT CHECK
Draig 005
Draig 005 2 օր առաջ
I guess it 331kmph rather than 331mph, 🤣🤣🤣thy just swapped the units
777
777 2 օր առաջ
You can put any European Hypercars against the ssc. None will ever even closer to it. she even smoke the chiron out that easy. It’s on AM-posts lol
Skander Seyhi
Skander Seyhi 3 օր առաջ
Kristen now you have chance to be the first person who build a car can reach 500 km/h pls try the jesko absolut
Paul Palm
Paul Palm 3 օր առաջ
was zur Hölle ist mit deiner Stimme Los!?!?!
Private Email
Private Email 3 օր առաջ
Great work Shmee! Now you need to solve how Biden won the election.
Teh angry bird 345
Teh angry bird 345 4 օր առաջ
The car may have had a glitch and the speedometer read the wrong speed, hey you never know
Luyanda Nxumalo
Luyanda Nxumalo 5 օր առաջ
The Math adds up 280
Luyanda Nxumalo
Luyanda Nxumalo 5 օր առաջ
🤔🤔🤔🤔 I don't know man
Colin Harris
Colin Harris 5 օր առաջ
Not sure whether it has been raised by someone else, but one should be wary of the risks involved when people allow emotions to be a factor at the speeds we're talking about. If - I say IF - someone gets emotional and decides to "prove a point" or "save face", this has the potential to get someone killed.
Dan Smulders
Dan Smulders 5 օր առաջ
My 79 VW Rabbit just did 420mph, on rainbow road. Fight me if you don’t believe it.
Pro Crastinator
Pro Crastinator 5 օր առաջ
They redid that entire hwy in the last couple years- changed grades and all
Pro Crastinator
Pro Crastinator 4 օր առաջ
Dan Smulders actually, they widened it and smoothed out turns- using dynamite to bring down cliff sides . Again: I drive on this highway. It has drastically changed. I’m not sure if this has affected the comparison- just that it’s a distinct possibility that I think is being overlooked.
Dan Smulders
Dan Smulders 5 օր առաջ
@Pro Crastinator I highly doubt the Government would waste tax dollars moving u-turn spots and guardrails that are already in place, sure the lanes might have been milled /repaved, but the barriers etc are far enough from the road that they wouldn’t need to be touched to do the actual road work. That car might have hit the 300km mark, not even close to 300mph though. Cars don’t move top speed record numbers by 50mph at a time, more like 5mph intervals.
Pro Crastinator
Pro Crastinator 5 օր առաջ
Dan Smulders He’s using the older version still on google maps to do his measurements. Next time I’m on that highway I will see if those distances are still the same, they very well could be. But elevational changes can change distance without changing landmarks necessarily, even appearing to show the same road landmarks that might be a little different. Again, I’m not claiming this is true, just that it is entirely possible.
Pro Crastinator
Pro Crastinator 5 օր առաջ
Dan Smulders No, I did- what I’m saying- with experience driving that highway is that it has changed a little bit topographically, which might change some of the assumptive calculations, though not enough to warrant the ridiculous top speed, but enough to make the comparison with the agera off significantly. I’m looking forward to the redo- Expecting a little north of 300
Dan Smulders
Dan Smulders 5 օր առաջ
The u turn points, the land marks he first used as a comparison, didn’t change. He even states that at the beginning of the video. Did you not watch it or something?
Nico C.
Nico C. 5 օր առաջ
Sorry. Bollocks. Complete. Full. Stop.
GT3 rs
GT3 rs 6 օր առաջ
Shmerlock 150
handsome dan
handsome dan 6 օր առաջ
This is one of the best youtube channels on youtube, Shmee is a great man
Hazim Salli
Hazim Salli 6 օր առաջ
ما نروملك المحلل 😂😂
Tech Studio
Tech Studio 6 օր առաջ
Tuatara to Agera : Dude. I almost had you :P Agera : You Almost had me ? You never had me. You never had Yourself. Tuatara : Sadface sighs
spontane ous
spontane ous 7 օր առաջ
*Your faster than tuatara,,* 🗣🚀⚡
Dee Gee
Dee Gee 7 օր առաջ
I smell something fishy.
Claud Reindl
Claud Reindl 7 օր առաջ
So, orders could have come in for Tuataras, like crazy....the world's fastest car. But how many owners will repeat the test to see how fast their cars goes? So it becomes a "con"-fidence game....until Schmee got ahold of the vids. Great job!
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni 6 օր առաջ
impossible.
Roger Kőller
Roger Kőller 7 օր առաջ
What height did the Worldwide record take place
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni 6 օր առաջ
for Shelby Super Cars (Inc.) I'm sure the great man would have something to say on falsifying performance claims, especially on the back of his legacy.
Trader Lincoln Mitchell
Trader Lincoln Mitchell 8 օր առաջ
When have you all ever known America to be honest and play a fair game? Hell just look at our president..... Make American great
Trebor Sllaw
Trebor Sllaw 8 օր առաջ
I don't understand anything I heard here but I do feel smarter as if I'd stayed at an Holiday Inn Express now.
Leo Mathlein
Leo Mathlein 8 օր առաջ
Love this style of vid!
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 9 օր առաջ
lie until they couldn't.
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon 7 օր առաջ
They used the Donald Trump truth, so it's a lie.
MC Babinos
MC Babinos 9 օր առաջ
There is only one true explanation: when tuatara started driving the earth started spinning the opposite direction of the car making the tuatara able to reach the speed of light.
kolim jone
kolim jone 8 օր առաջ
My respect for Shmee has drastically risen! 👍
hyper 200 1
hyper 200 1 9 օր առաջ
Don't they have professional out there to make sure it true, I would like them to run another one to show
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon 7 օր առաջ
SCC: We are the fastest now. Shmee: I am going to ruin your whole week. SCC: No oNE sAId tHErE wOuLD bE mATh
Philippe TANG
Philippe TANG 9 օր առաջ
Science biatch!
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 9 օր առաջ
SCC: We are the fastest now. Shmee: I am going to ruin your whole week. SCC: No oNE sAId tHErE wOuLD bE mATh
Trev Logie
Trev Logie 9 օր առաջ
Why use an onboard timing system? Shouldn't this be based on time and distance at the roadside? The big boy land speed record attempts use point to point timing systems.
Trev Logie
Trev Logie 9 օր առաջ
Nice one, Tim!
James Pugh
James Pugh 10 օր առաջ
Tim keep digging. Why these companies pay attention
bcvbb hyui
bcvbb hyui 10 օր առաջ
Trust an American car company to bring some of that Hollywood magic to the world record for production car top speed 🤩
Joseph Richards
Joseph Richards 10 օր առաջ
Shmee is a man of integrity. No 1 should question him.
AndyRhye
AndyRhye 10 օր առաջ
Koenigsegg: 'STOP THE COUNT!'
Martin Bevis
Martin Bevis 10 օր առաջ
Most excellent video Mr. Shmee. A proper, unbiased dissection of SSC's claims. For sure the Tuatara is a great car but..... Blanking out the speedometer reading? S.S.C. stands for Shelby Super Cars (Inc.) I'm sure the great man would have something to say on falsifying performance claims, especially on the back of his legacy.
bcvbb hyui
bcvbb hyui 10 օր առաջ
"Because speed and time is relative"
Charley Horse
Charley Horse 10 օր առաջ
Excellent marketing for the fastest car! Also, a second overdrive is not inherently weaker than 1:1 nor the first. It is simply an increase in gear stress. That doesn't have to be impossible.
EAC Entertainment Channel
EAC Entertainment Channel 10 օր առաջ
Shmee I Think Trump and his campaign financed the SSC on this run a told them to make it the" fastest ever!" 🤣🤣😂😂
Donvito Camote
Donvito Camote 10 օր առաջ
Guess it's not the only thing the US is faking this year
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni 11 օր առաջ
SCC: We are the fastest now. Shmee: I am going to ruin your whole week. SCC: No oNE sAId tHErE wOuLD bE mATh
505197
505197 11 օր առաջ
They used the Donald Trump truth, so it's a lie.
truegrite
truegrite 11 օր առաջ
My respect for Shmee has drastically risen! 👍
sehhi vooty
sehhi vooty 12 օր առաջ
SCC: We are the fastest now. Shmee: I am going to ruin your whole week. SCC: No oNE sAId tHErE wOuLD bE mATh
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni 11 օր առաջ
Great investigative work Shmee, are you available to help the US media learn some investigative techniques and curiosity?
nickacelvn
nickacelvn 12 օր առաջ
Hi guys I'm Nick and NO is the answer we all came for. There I saved you 20 mins your welcome
dart
dart 12 օր առաջ
I love how the CEO of tuatarra looks EXACTLY like Christian Von Koenigsegg 😂
B4silisk
B4silisk 6 օր առաջ
Fun fact: Ceo of SSC and Christian Von Koenigsegg actually know each other
adam ali
adam ali 7 օր առաջ
They look like brothers
Kim Bryan Ysibido
Kim Bryan Ysibido 12 օր առաջ
Wow
sehhi vooty
sehhi vooty 12 օր առաջ
A car that has (as read in a comment): 1247 kg weight, 1750hp and 0.279 drag coefficient, a very low frontal area and is very aerodynamic, can easily beat the previous record
nemesis prime
nemesis prime 12 օր առաջ
what is your engineering background?and why are you whining about this😂😂🤣
Cyvan
Cyvan 9 օր առաջ
what is YOUR engineering background?and why are you commenting about this😂😂🤣
Nunya Business
Nunya Business 12 օր առաջ
I can barely cook bacon without burning it, so all of your math hurt my head, but it was still a great video! I live in Nevada, so it's cool to find out that this is where they do their runs
Oswal Hernández
Oswal Hernández 12 օր առաջ
Who in their right mind will pull their deposit on a Bugatti to get into a not so relevant brand.
Muhammad Ramadhan
Muhammad Ramadhan 12 օր առաջ
"Because speed and time is relative"
ShionShinigami
ShionShinigami 12 օր առաջ
Awesome work, Shmee!!!
TheGaminPowerhouse
TheGaminPowerhouse 13 օր առաջ
To the 1.2K people that disliked this video: stop being American car fanboys and swallow the fact that SSC seems to have, and most likely, lied about a world record to get media attention
guglje kurac
guglje kurac 13 օր առաջ
This just tells you how reliable gueniss book of records is. They are in the same shit hole as wikipedia.
bcvbb hyui
bcvbb hyui 13 օր առաջ
SCC: We are the fastest now. Shmee: I am going to ruin your whole week. SCC: No oNE sAId tHErE wOuLD bE mATh
gvelez389
gvelez389 13 օր առաջ
Great Scott! Could you imagine buying this hypercar 🤑 only to find it's not all that hyper🙍‍♂️
Tim B
Tim B 12 օր առաջ
Well, it’s Hyperbole
Rock girl
Rock girl 13 օր առաջ
Shmee what have you done. Now you have to go into witness protection.
Andrew Prichard
Andrew Prichard 13 օր առաջ
The ceo called you out lol
bcvbb hyui
bcvbb hyui 13 օր առաջ
Just rename it the TRUMPatura. All good then.
Bigmoguls
Bigmoguls 14 օր առաջ
Great investigative work Shmee, are you available to help the US media learn some investigative techniques and curiosity?
Sahl Hafij
Sahl Hafij 14 օր առաջ
UPDATE: They plane on doing another run.
Alejandro González
Alejandro González 14 օր առաջ
i think, SSC it's falling into the same problem as Devel's Sixteen...
Rock girl
Rock girl 13 օր առաջ
SSC : In your face Bugatti . We're the record holder . Shmee : Oh really ?🤨 SSC : Oh Sh*t , run
Dmitri Konnov
Dmitri Konnov 14 օր առաջ
Just having look at the suddenly increasing acceleration after 200 mph made me immediately doubt about the fairness of the shown data. The car speeds up slower and slower and then it abruptly goes so fast, as if it would be going in the vacuum.
xuartema
xuartema 14 օր առաջ
A car that has (as read in a comment): 1247 kg weight, 1750hp and 0.279 drag coefficient, a very low frontal area and is very aerodynamic, can easily beat the previous record holder (2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS) which was heavier, less powerful (1350 hp vs 1750 hp) and less aerodynamic. Simple logic.
Cyvan
Cyvan 9 օր առաջ
^ a good example of blatant ignorance, you are.
CB Super-Bikes
CB Super-Bikes 14 օր առաջ
As well as all the high tec timing gear why don’t they have a simple no frills GPS speed monitor like Schmee had in his Ford GT, it can’t be tampered with and would give a real world indication as back up. Also why aren’t official timing companies employed, the likes of Tag Heur or Rolex, they wouldn’t risk their reputation by fudging the figures?
nakternal
nakternal 14 օր առաջ
President Trump said it broke the record so it’s real. Case closed, Murica!
Shaolin master
Shaolin master 14 օր առաջ
umm I just used the same formula to calculate the speed of a few drag cars and each one was off by roughly 20 to 30 mph so probably not the best formula to use when its not accounting for other variables and in order to get the real speed you would have to account for both terminal velocity along acceleration because the formula only accounts for objects moving at a fixed speed and the land speed record is over 400 mph with an engine driven non production vehicle and was set in 1969 (the nhra record in the 1/4 mile is 338 mph at 3.6 seconds while dom lagana put down the same trap speed at 4.48 seconds)
Gary Shook
Gary Shook 14 օր առաջ
Only the salty Europeans would try to find something wrong with anything the Americans do.
Cyvan
Cyvan 9 օր առաջ
because there is always something wrong with anything muricans do ;)
AmeriGerman Garage
AmeriGerman Garage 15 օր առաջ
SSC: We did it!! We hit 331! Shmee: Allow me to introduce to you...Google Maps.
ItalianDragon
ItalianDragon 15 օր առաջ
Another thing that adds to the "tuatara didn't reach 331 MPH" pile is the Bugatti Chiron top speed video. While it has a lot of cuts and all that, if you look at the road markings themselves you notice that it goes a good hunch faster than the Tuatara does in the video and considering how in said vid it hits 290MPH it seems to indicate that the Tuatara indeed didn't reach 331MPH in the video.
Dark 444
Dark 444 15 օր առաջ
Buggati crying in background
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon 15 օր առաջ
Tuataratuaratua: WE JUST BROKE THE WORLD RECORD SHMEE: Hold my Silver Spoon 👮🏼
Blackline Transportation
Blackline Transportation 15 օր առաջ
Shmee's gear box calculator is not accurate to what the car can actually do. the Tuatara did 238 MPH @ 7,200 it will well exceed 242 @ 8,000 rpm.
Jon Clarke
Jon Clarke 15 օր առաջ
Just rename it the TRUMPatura. All good then.
Mr. P1
Mr. P1 15 օր առաջ
I actually didn’t mentioned that but yes its not real
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon 15 օր առաջ
SSC: Super scammer company
Mr Noh
Mr Noh 15 օր առաջ
Acceleration is not linear, it got curves. An exponential profile
balungile madiba
balungile madiba 15 օր առաջ
SSC : In your face Bugatti . We're the record holder . Shmee : Oh really ?🤨 SSC : Oh Sh*t , run
YUSKHAN
YUSKHAN 15 օր առաջ
AmeriKa can't built a decent car 😂😂😂 🇺🇸=💩💩💩
Gods Desypl
Gods Desypl 15 օր առաջ
Disappointing if the calculations are all correct.
Md Hm Sakil
Md Hm Sakil 15 օր առաջ
Ssc tuatara is not a car but a jet. Just with car body.
Grizzly Reaper
Grizzly Reaper 16 օր առաջ
Why not ask his friends Ollie Web?
segmentkings.com
segmentkings.com 16 օր առաջ
Clever stuff! And they even blurred out the speedo which showed probably quite normal numbers, i guess... Shame. Now I'm sure, I'll buy a Koenginsegg instead! :D
iPlay
iPlay 16 օր առաջ
Shelby-gate
Drone Flight
Drone Flight 16 օր առաջ
I believe it because it would not be on the internet if it was not true
Neovis Heng
Neovis Heng 15 օր առաջ
Nonsense.
Jack Rees
Jack Rees 16 օր առաջ
The answer to if it's true or fake is in the cars name tuatara my ex wife was named Tara she was full of shit too 🤣🤣
Aaron Glasser
Aaron Glasser 16 օր առաջ
How can it always be going faster then its average speed? thats impossible
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 16 օր առաջ
Tuataratuaratua: WE JUST BROKE THE WORLD RECORD SHMEE: Hold my Silver Spoon 👮🏼
1337Turbogurke
1337Turbogurke 16 օր առաջ
Maybe Earth is flat, thats why ? :)
Anuraag Tiwari
Anuraag Tiwari 16 օր առաջ
Brilliant work! Kudos on catching this, brilliant analysis.
Tyrone Gregory Albutra
Tyrone Gregory Albutra 16 օր առաջ
SSC: Super scammer company
LUP DENIS
LUP DENIS 16 օր առաջ
Ssc tuatara:Hey i set 331 mph Koenigsegg jesko absolut:Hold my cup
LUP DENIS
LUP DENIS 16 օր առաջ
@ceerw buty the Koenigsegg jesko absolut is fasster than ssc tuatara for sure
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 16 օր առաջ
We don’t know the gear ratio in the rear end, is that not quite significant?
Abdul Yasser Sumbag
Abdul Yasser Sumbag 16 օր առաջ
Hennessy Venom GT : Oh? 500km/h? That's it?
john goti
john goti 16 օր առաջ
im confused by Bugatti that goes 490km/h but 538km/h i dont belive
suihpro M orphius
suihpro M orphius 17 օր առաջ
Alright Hennessy F5 its your turn to hit 300+ 😈😈
Amit Doraha
Amit Doraha 17 օր առաջ
Who came here after buggati’s new release
Asthmatic Fish
Asthmatic Fish 17 օր առաջ
294 mph in 6th gear is the stock gearing, they could’ve tuned the gearing more so that they could get as much speed out of the gears as possible
Tim Hodgson
Tim Hodgson 17 օր առաջ
Absolutely brilliant video.
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Դիտումներ 3.2մլն
She's FROZEN!
20:26
Millennial Farmer
Դիտումներ 495հզր
The AWD 4 Rotor has Fenders Bumper and Hood finally! So sexy!
26:06