The SSC Tuatara is back in the news and this time, it’s for a good reason. Actually, two reasons. The record-breaking hypercar is getting two variants: Tuatara Striker — limited to 100 units and Tuatara Aggressor — limited to 10 units; the Aggressor is a track-only model. The renderings here showcase only the road-going version.
Speaking of which, the Tuatara Striker features generous aerodynamic carbon fibre elements including a large front splitter, a fixed rear wing in addition to the active wing, a vertical stabilizer that is connected to the fixed wing, and of course, a rear diffuser. Directionally vaned side rockers, the front splitter, and integrated front dive planes are claimed to strategically balance the downforce with 45.4% deployed to the front axle and 54.6% to the rear axle. Overall, the downforce is claimed to be up by three fold to approximately 499 kg (1,100 lbs) at 257.5 km/h (160 mph).
The Striker offers the same 1,305 kW (1,750 bhp) with E85 fuel; with 91 Octane, the output is 1,007 kW (1,350 bhp). The 5.9L twin-turbo V8 still redlines at 8,800 rpm, and is paired with a 7-speed AMT. For the cockpit, SSC is offering an optional exposed carbon fibre dashboard in addition to Alcantara options.
As for the track-only Tuatara Aggressor, SSC will offer an upgrade for the twin-turbo V8, which is claimed to bump the output to 1,641 kW (2,200 bhp). A tailored exhaust system and a specifically tuned exhaust note add value to the package. The cockpit features a track-exclusive carbon dash, a roll cage, and options for five-point racing harnesses and racing seats customized to the owner.