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.
316.11 mph.— SSC North America (@SSCNorthAmerica) October 20, 2020
That is the average top speed of the SSC Tuatara after two consecutive high speed runs of 301.07 mph and 331.151 mph on October 10. Record officials verified all record criteria was met during the testing on Nevada State Highway 160.#ssctuatara #lifebeginsat300 pic.twitter.com/GRypepDcRj
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.
There's only one emoji for it: 🤯— DRIVETRIBE (@DRIVETRIBE) October 19, 2020
The SSC Tuatara becomes the world's fastest production vehicle as it hits a top speed of 331.15mph, with an average speed of 316.11mph following the completion of another run to make the record official.
📸 @SSCNorthAmerica pic.twitter.com/O6hpDZcg11
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.