America's SSC Tuatara hypercar finally in production

Almost a decade after we first laid eyes on the Tuatara, SSC North America has finally put the hypercar into production.

Pre-production of the Tuatara has been up and running at SSC’s facility in Richland, Washington, for several months and the company confirmed Thursday that the first example will be delivered to its owner in the third quarter of 2019.

SSC handles most of the work in-house, including construction of the car’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis and body. The aerodynamic shape of the car, penned by famed designer Jason Castriota, has a coefficient of drag rating of just 0.279, which is among the lowest of any high-performance car in production today.