Lots of controversy over the SSC Tuatara 316 MPH (average of two runs) world speed record.
If true, the SSC 331 MPH first pass and 301 MPH second pass is an absolutely astonishing leap from the previous top speed of Koenigsegg at 284 MPH (on the same stretch of road used by SSC). There's also a Bugatti Chiron that did 304 MPH on a stretch of road in Germany.
There have been many industry experts unable to calculate how the Tuatara hit its 331 top speed or even 301 MPH on its second run. Scientifically not possible, especially when you take into account its max RPM, transmission gear ratio (6th gear), and wheel size.
Now, Dewetron, the maker of speed telemetry and GPS tracking states that they were not involved and not on-site to validate the SSC top speed run, despite their equipment being in use.
In the meantime, SSC has gone dark, putting further doubt among industry enthusiasts and sadly casting a dark shadow over the SSC brand.
The sooner SSC comes clean and recognizes there were errors in the calculations, the better they will be for saving their brand reputation.
Even better, SSC should quickly get back out into the Nevada desert and double down on their speed claim with the proper tracking equipment in place.
Super Cars, Hyper Cars, Top Speed, World land speed record