Listen to the SSC Tuatara hit the dyno and the streets

The SSC team hard at work on the Tuatara supercar has given us a taste of the car in the wild and on the dyno.

We wish these videos were of the car running flat out, but they’ll do. The 5.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine sounds incredibly smooth and exotic in the videos, but we long to hear it stretch to its reported 8,800 rpm redline. The first video shows engineers pushing the car a little harder on the dyno with a few quick shifts from the 7-speed automatic transmission. The second video, which is below, shows a quick clip of the car blasting by the camera. SSC said since the snow has melted and sun is shining, it was a good time for a spring drive with a Tuatara prototype.