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This Supercar Is No Snake (But It Is a Reptile)

The other Shelby's new car called Tuatara, could take title of world's fastest production car.

by on Jul.20, 2011

Shelby SuperCars named its new car the Tuatara, in part because of the rear winglets.

Bugatti Veyron, meet the Shelby SuperCars Tuatara ( (pronounced twu‐tar‐ah).

SSC announced Monday that it will build the Tuatara, the successor to the Aero and Ultimate Aero supercars, which went back and forth with version of the Veyron for the title of world’s fastest production car.

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Named for a New Zealand reptile, the name translates to “peaks on the back” from the native Maori language. SSC says the name is fitting for the car, which has small winglets on the back. A bit of a stretch, but OK.

SSC founder, chief designer and CEO Jerod Shelby says there’s another link between the reptile and the car. The company says that the reptile has the fastest-evolving DNA in the world, a trait it shares with the new Shelby Supercar.


Bugatti Takes Order for Last Veyron 16.4

But save your money, the next Bugatti may get the Royale treatment.

by on Jun.24, 2011

The 1,200 hp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

After an extended run – a bit longer, in fact, than was originally intended — the last Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is getting ready to roll off the assembly line.

But don’t fret.  If you’ve been saving up to get that million-dollar exotic, there’ll be something to follow promises Volkswagen AG’s most exclusive brand.

Not surprisingly, Bugatti isn’t revealing who placed the order for the last of what will prove to be only 300 cars carrying the Veyron badge.  But it does note that the final model is expected to roll off the line sometime in the upcoming autumn.,

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Finishing production with the 300th Veyron is in line with the plans Bugatti announced nearly a decade ago, but the project took a bit longer than originally anticipated.  The original goal was to launch production by spring 2004, rolling out one car a week, which means the program would have been wrapped up by early 2010.