The Tuatara From Shelby Super Cars

Written by tonks on August 23, 2011

We are always on the hunt to find some newer, faster, and sleeker supercar. It seems that we are in luck! Yesterday was the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and we heard that it was quite a show. Although there were dozens of makes and models one in particular seemed to catch the eye of anyone who attended.

The name of this new supercar is the Tuatara made by Shelby Super Cars, an automaker that is based out of Washington. The name of the car comes from a reptile from New Zealand and it is the second car that they have designed. The very first model was the Ultimate Aero in 2007. It is impressive to look at the car and anyone who is lucky enough to own one should invest in some serious car insurance.

Right now we do not have all of the juicy details and specifications on it. However, we have been told a few things by the automaker. We have been told that it will powered by an in house, twin turbocharged V-8. This means that the horsepower could be as high as 1,350. It will also weigh around 2,700 pounds before the gasoline and other fluids have been put into it.

The body of the car will be made using carbon fiber that has been designed by Jason Castriota. He is the same genius that has designed the Maserati Gran Turismo and the Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5, two very well known supercars.

According to Jerod Shelby (founder of SSC) this will be a world renowned supercar that could hold a few records in speed thanks to the strong engine it will have beneath the hood. As for us we will be on the lookout for any news and more details that will be released along the way. The car is expected to begin production by 2012 and deliveries in 2013. Although the cost has not yet been released it is said to be well over $1 million. We are sure that millionaires around the world will be pulling out their pocketbooks at one glimpse of this beast.


Posted Under: Supercars

Reader Comments

Wow, this seems like one impressive boy. I’m interested to see what else they come out with in the future. Only wish they were attainable for folks who make less than a million a year!

#1 
Written By Jon on August 30th, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

Wow. It seems like an impressive vehicle but who’s going to spend over one million on it?

#2 
Written By Dan Tole on September 13th, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

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