SSC admits speed record video is inaccurateOctober 29, 2020
After the publication of the video of the high-speed race, users had doubts about its authenticity.
On October 19, SSC released a video of their SSC Tuatara hypercar setting a world speed record for production cars. Then the average speed of the two races was 508 km / h and became an absolute record. At the same time, in one of the races, the hypercar accelerated to 532 km / h – telemetry testified to this.
However, after a while, users began to report that the speed indicated on the screen during the race was incorrect. Some have resorted to math and Google Maps to get the SSC out of the water. The company has now posted a letter stating that telemetry may have been configured incorrectly. The equipment of the Dewetron company was used in the race, the specialists of which could not come to the race and correctly configure their sensors. Instead, SSC engineers were sent detailed setup instructions.
In addition, during the video editing, when the specialist overlaid telemetry data on the video of the race, he overlaid the data of the fast arrival on the slow video, which caused controversy on the Internet. According to the press service of SSC, the company has already sent a letter to the Guinness Book of Records, and telemetry equipment and its logs to Dewetron.
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