SSC North America has announced that they have a new collaboration with Zander Guerra, a Los Angeles based performance innovator. The partnership will implement novel Zpipe exhaust technology into the SSC Tuatara. According to the Washington-based hypercar company, the Zpipe option will bolster the customizable performance and exotic sound of both the road-legal and track-only Tuatara variants, right off the production floor.
SSC Tuatara: Zpipe Exhaust Details
The optional Zpipe exhaust replaces the base exhaust system that is included in the standard production Tuatara. Within the complex design of the exhaust is beautifully crafted geometry that invokes a scavenging effect, allowing a total mixture of the entire engine’s exhaust, improving both engine efficiency and performance.
The architecture of the exhaust sits behind the drivetrain, taking advantage of the deliberated airflow through the stern of the vehicle and brandishing the unique design through the aggressive bumper. The final result of the system is presented through sound waves, as harmonic notes of the SSC V8 ripple through the exhaust untarnished, forming a cleaner and more balanced pitch than traditional exhaust technology.
In October 2021, SSC North America revealed the extended Tuatara line, with the Tuatara Striker and Tuatara Aggressor announced as optional variants of the high-speed model already in production. The new Zpipe exhaust is an available option on all models alongside an extensive catalog of options for customers to choose from.
SSC CEO Jerod Shelby stated that the new option adds “an innovative and custom feature” to customer hypercars that is yet another aspect that adds to the “unique presence of the hypercar space.” Unfortunately, we don’t yet know what the exhaust sounds like, but it’s something very unique, judging by the pictures.
The SSC Tuatara has already snatched a production vehicle speed record based on verified speed runs at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds in Florida. However, the top speed of the vehicle wasn’t achieved. It’s expected that SSC North America will carry out a new top speed test somewhere where there’s enough running room, as a follow up to the controversial attempt that took place in 2020. From there, founder and CEO Jerod Shelby tells us that the SSC Tuatara could find itself running a lap time on the Nürburgring to further demonstrate the capabilities of this All-American hypercar.