Shortly after its debut, the Bugatti Veyron and the installments that came after became the automotive industry’s quintessential standard when it comes to raw power. It currently owns the spotlight as the competition musters their best to dethrone the monarch. In reality, some have come close, but a lone warrior steps up to the plate to issue a challenge. The SSC Tuatara is armed and ready to prove itself—we just need to know when it will hit showrooms as well as its asking price.

It was still in the concept stage when SSC North America presented it to the public back in 2011. Moreover, the company made a bold claim that it will be a proper American-made hypercar when it comes out. However, folks started to think it was nothing but vaporware when it missed its 2013 planned launch date. Now, it seeks redemption at the 2018 Pebble Beach car show with the reveal of its production model.

All of us were impressed that the SSC Tuatara came prepared. Captivated by its sleek aerodynamic carbon fiber frame, you will be blown away to discover that it packs up to 1,750 horsepower under the hood. This is made possible by its 5.9-liter twin-turbo V8 that was co-developed with the folks over at Nelson Racing Engines. Ownership is going to be very limited since only 100 will be made.

SSC Tuatara

Photos courtesy of SSC North America