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This obscure US company now has the world's fastest car

This US “Shelby” by name now has the world’s fastest car, ummm…plane, rocket?

Travelling at over 500Kmh Oliver Webb, the 29-year-old Englishman who drove the Tuatara, hit 301.07 mph on his first run and 331.15 mph on his second run in the opposite direction. The average of those times will count as the official fastest time. The record-breaking event was verified by two witnesses sanctioned by Guinness World Records.

On October 10, the reptilian SSC Tuatara hyper-car posted an average speed of 316.11 mph (508.73km/h) while driving on a seven-mile stretch of two-lane Highway 160 outside Las Vegas. The result beat, by a large margin, two high marks set last year by Bugatti’s pre-production Chiron prototype (304.77 mph) and one that the Koenigsegg Agera RS set for production cars in 2017 (277.87 mph).

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