New 1350bhp US hypercar is one of star cars of Pebble Beach

Shelby SuperCars gave its new Bugatti Veyron-rivaling Tuatara hypercar a North American public debut at Pebble Beach.

The production version of the Tuatara will be powered by a twin-turbo 7.0-litre V8 claimed to produce a colossal 1350bhp.

See a pic of the SSC Tuatara at Pebble Beach

Saab’s design director Jason Castriota is responsible for the car’s looks, styled around a new bespoke carbonfibre monocoque chassis. Other design features include one-piece carbonfibre wheels.

Shelby plans to sell around 16 units per year from early 2013, with a price tag of around $1 million (£606,000).

Shelby’s previous supercar, the Ultimate Aero, was once the world’s fastest production car (a record now held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport) and the US firm wants to set Nürburgring lap records with the Tuatara.

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