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Car built in Washington state sets a world record at 316 mph

New record set near Pahrump
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Posted at 11:56 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 15:05:11-04

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state car company says it's set a world record after its newest vehicle reached an average speed of 316 mph (510 kph) along a highway in Nevada.

The Bellingham Herald reported Monday that Guinness World Records said Richland-based SSC North America's Tuatara model is the fastest production car.

According to engadget, it happened just outside Pahrump, which is about an hour west of Las Vegas.

The milestone set Oct. 10 surpasses the 278 mph reached by a Swedish car company in 2017.

SSC North America announced its second-model Tuatara in 2011 and started production in 2019.

The car is being sold for $1.9 million, and only a dozen are expected to be produced this year.

KTNV-TV Channel 13 contributed to this report.