Hennessey began trolling the SSC Tuatara’s speed setting attempt

Hennessey began trolling the SSC Tuatara’s speed setting attempt

November 7, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

As part of his podcast, the founder and CEO of tuning company Hennessey Performance from Texas (USA), John Hennessy expressed doubts about the recent attempt by the SSC team to set an all-time record for speed. Literally, he said that “the wrong results were counted.”

There is no doubt that SSC’s recent attempt to set a top speed record for production vehicles is controversial. The Tuatara hypercar reached an average speed of 508.44 km / h, measured on two routes in opposite directions along the highway in Nevada (USA), while at one of the passes the hypercar accelerated to an incredible 532.58 km / h.

Since then, numerous inconsistencies have surfaced with both the video and telemetry of this race, leading to more than a few opinions on the matter. Everyone knows that the founder and CEO of tuning company Hennessey Performance from Texas is not shy about speaking his mind, and John Hennessy said a lot about this in a recent podcast called Bumper to Bumper. In short, without much mentioning SSC, he threw all sorts of doubts about the record attempt and even suggested that SSC was not a serious company.

“Serious guys don’t just show up on the road, highway or Bonneville,” Hennessy said in the second half of the 50-minute podcast.

“They set up test equipment and a lot of special cameras, and then they said, ‘Well, we have a file, but we cannot show it to you, we lost the video. But trust us, we have set an absolute speed record. ” This is nonsense. “

On the other hand, the SSC team has its own “reasons” for the record they have recorded to be considered true. On board the car was satellite speed recording equipment from Dewetron. However, Dewetron itself was unable to confirm the findings as company personnel were not on site that day to ensure that the equipment was set up correctly and was working properly.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Koenigsegg claims that it still holds the speed record. The Swedish carmaker posted a post on the social network Facebook, in which it says that its team still holds the title of the manufacturer of the fastest production car on the planet. We are talking about the Koenigsegg Agera RS hypercar.