Official Press Release by SSC North America:

Average of 15 Satellites Delivered Precision Telemetry Data

October 26, 2020, East Greenwich, R.I. – DEWETRON, a globally respected GPS data-measurement manufacturer, has validated SSC North America’s claim that its Tuatara hypercar had averaged a top-speed run of 316.11mph (508.73 km/h) as recorded on October 10, 2020 near Pahrump, Nevada. That average speed was determined based on two runs, of 301.07 mph (484.53 km/h) and 331.15 mph (532.93 km/h), traveling in opposite directions.

DEWETRON has worked with SSC since the hypercar manufacturer utilized its GPS measurement systems for the Ultimate Aero top speed record in 2007. Four out of five of the last world top-speed records were measured and validated on the same DEWETRON system.

“DEWETRONs DAQ Hardware is based on the latest ADC technology combined with cutting edge technology in resampling and oversampling,” said Christoph Wiedner, DEWETRON Chief Product Officer. “ISO and NIST calibration certificates ensure our equipment meets the highest level of quality for industrial and military standards. DEWETRON’s GPS measurement systems are used in numerous industries that require precision telemetry data. DEWETRON systems are modular in design allowing delivery of reliable measurement data and provide flexible, needs-based data acquisition capability to the Energy, Automotive, Transportation and Aerospace industries.”

“Our planning process for the record run was extensive, and required thorough validation to ensure everything was captured accurately and legitimately,” Jerod Shelby, CEO of SSC North America, explains. “SSC was committed to using DEWETRON’s measurement system; we have been incredibly impressed by the accuracy, as well as the direct support that their team has provided to ensure proper implementation and data verification.”


DEWETRON is an Austrian manufacturer of precision, highly intuitive end-to-end Test and Measurement Systems designed to deliver customized data acquisition capability to the Energy, Automotive, Transportation and Aerospace industries. DEWETRON is the preferred contact for measurement engineering in the Power and Energy, Automotive, Aerospace and Transportation industries. Its strength is in customized measurement and data acquisition systems and precision technology. More than 25 years of experience, innovation and collaboration have awarded DEWETRON the trust and respect of the global market. There are more than 20,000 DEWETRON measurement systems and over 300,000 measurement channels in use in well-known companies worldwide. Its US Headquarters is based in Rhode Island. For more information visit


Founded by Jerod Shelby in 1998 in Richland, WA,SSC North America is the American hypercar company that created the Ultimate Aero and Tuatara. The Ultimate Aero, previously held the “Fastest Production Car” record, from 2007-2010, after it clocked 256.14 mph. It still stands among the fastest, most versatile supercars on the planet, and has served as the foundation for what would become the Tuatara hypercar. In 2020, the Tuatara reclaimed the world record for SSC, with an average of 316.77mph. SSC North America is producing 100 SSC Tuatara hypercars. High-speed, high-downforce, and track versions are available to customers. For more information visit


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