SSC Tuatara forced into rerunning world's fastest car attempt after record is ...

Car brand SSC has been forced to announce a rerun of its world's fastest car attempt after their claim of a record top speed of 331mph was thrown into doubt.  

The company last month said it had set a new world record top speed for a production vehicle when its Tuatara hypercar clocked 331mph outside Las Vegas, toppling the much-debated previous claim of Bugatti's Chiron.

They said the average speed clocked over two runs saw a recorded 316.11mph, which beats Bugatti's previous best of 304.77mph, which had also been in question having only been clocked in one direction last year. 

But questions were raised online about the record after car enthusiasts noticed inconsistencies with the GPS speed data shown not matching with the point of view camera; discrepancies over the speed the helicopter following the car was said to have reached; and passing landmarks at different times compared with past runs. 

Car brand SSC has been forced to announce a rerun of its world's fastest car attempt after their claim of a record top speed of 331mph was thrown into doubt. SSC had said The Shelby SuperCar (SSC) Tuatara set a record production vehicle top speed of 316mph last month in America, clocking a massive 331mph on one of two runs

Car brand SSC has been forced to announce a rerun of its world's fastest car attempt after their claim of a record top speed of 331mph was thrown into doubt. SSC had said The Shelby SuperCar (SSC) Tuatara set a record production vehicle top speed of 316mph last month in America, clocking a massive 331mph on one of two runs

The company last month said it had set a new world record top speed for a production vehicle when its Tuatara hypercar clocked 331mph outside Las Vegas earlier this month, toppling the much-debated previous claim of Bugatti's Chiron

The company last month said it had set a new world record top speed for a production vehicle when its Tuatara hypercar clocked 331mph outside Las Vegas earlier this month, toppling the much-debated previous claim of Bugatti's Chiron

Shelby, who is no relation to famed American car designer Carroll Shelby, said they will attempt the record again in the near future with multiple GPS teams and independent Youtubers on site

Shelby, who is no relation to famed American car designer Carroll Shelby, said they will attempt the record again in the near future with multiple GPS teams and independent Youtubers on site

It had been said that officials were on site to verify all world record criteria was met. But it has since emerged that GPS company Dewetron was not there on the day and could not therefore validate the results

It had been said that officials were on site to verify all world record criteria was met. But it has since emerged that GPS company Dewetron was not there on the day and could not therefore validate the results

Shelby SuperCars founder Jerod Shelby blamed a poorly edited video on the flags raised. He said: 'Somehow, there was a mixup on the editing side, and I regret to admit that the SSC team hadn’t double checked the accuracy of the video before it was released.'

But he later added: 'We were seeing different speeds for the very same run. The more we looked, the more we tried to analyze, the more we were concerned there were doubts in the relationship between the video and the GPS. I took that very seriously.

Driver Oliver Webb, also posted to Instagram last week to confirm he could not confirm the speed

Driver Oliver Webb, also posted to Instagram last week to confirm he could not confirm the speed

'The perfect view I had of this record is now gone.

'Nothing we do in the coming days to try to salvage this particular record, it's always going to have a stain on it. So, as I sat there thinking through, there was just no way to now make this perfect, it hit me: we have to rerun the record. 

'We have to do this again and do it in a way that it's undeniable and irrefutable.' 

The date of the next record attempt has not been confirmed.  

Driver Oliver Webb, also posted to Instagram last week to confirm he could not confirm the speed. 

Shelby, who is no relation to famed American car designer Carroll Shelby, said they will attempt the record again in the near future with multiple GPS teams and independent Youtubers on site. 

It had been said that officials were on site to verify all world record criteria was met.

But it has since emerged that GPS company Dewetron was not there on the day and could not therefore validate the results.

Critics said at points in the footage the speed the car was said to be traveling did not much the speed at which certain landmarks on the road were passed in comparison to previous runs on the same highway. 

It was also noted only one GPS company were used in the record attempt.  

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