Quite a few months have passed by because the SSC Tuatara controversy broke, and ever since Jerod Shelby announced a second attempt, we haven’t heard a lot of something out of SSC. We nonetheless haven’t heard something from SSC straight, however they’ve been busy.
Mitchell was invited to SSC’s file run as a result of he was one of many preliminary YouTubers who analyzed the unique run and questioned SSC’s outcomes. Shmee150 and Misha Charoudin have been additionally invited, however couldn’t make it because of journey restrictions. This second try passed off in Florida, and Oliver Webb was not behind the wheel. As a substitute, the proprietor (Dr. Larry Caplin) of this Tuatara determined he was going to drive it himself. No clarification was given for Webb’s absence.
SSC bumped into issues with the automobile the day earlier than it deliberate to go flat-out for the file try. Mitchell affords a full clarification within the 30-minute video above, however lengthy story brief: The Tuatara bumped into warmth points that ultimately led to 2 spark plugs failing. Working a number of runs to effectively over 200 mph with out adequate cooling ultimately noticed the Tuatara get far too sizzling, resulting in the Tuatara consuming a pair of plugs. Caplin allegedly acquired the Tuatara as much as 251 mph in his remaining run, however he aborted the pull when he felt the automobile wasn’t accelerating prefer it ought to have. After all, it wasn’t accelerating prefer it ought to have because of the warmth soak points that had already precipitated its harm.
SSC threw within the towel after discovering there have been issues, and by no means made one other try. Mitchell says SSC is planning to strive once more in some unspecified time in the future after Christmas (he plans to attend once more), so we’ll be looking out for try quantity three.