May 30, 2024
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SSC clears up Shelby name dispute

SSC Tuatara

Shelby SuperCars, makers of the fabulous Tuatara, have decided that now is as good a time as any to clear up their name and branding situation.

Here’s the deal, when you refer to SSC, you obviously know what company you’re talking about, but when you say the full name, things get a little more complicated.

SSC Tuatara
SSC Tuatara

You no longer consider the small hypercar maker but the automotive legend that is Carroll Shelby, creator of the Shelby Cobra and an intricate part of the Ford performance division.

While the name is the same, there’s actually no relation between the companies and we’re simply dealing with a coincidence. The founder of SSC is named Jerod Shelby and has no connection to Caroll.

As SSC becomes an ever larger company and their name is getting more popular, legal issues such as copyrights and licensing are starting to get more and more difficult.

SSC Tuatara
SSC Tuatara

Therefore, before any further developments happened on this front, SSC have announced that they will change names to SSC North America.

This move settles any disputes between the companies and will hopefully allow SSC the time they need to focus and license the new Tuatuara for road use as quick as possible.

Speaking of their progress, the SSC North America have announced that they recently began construction on a new headquarters and plant.

SSC Tuatara
SSC Tuatara

It’s a 36.000 facility that’s located in West Richland, Washington. That’ll be the birthplace of the new Tuatuara and who knows how many other incredible supercars after it arrives.


  • Boyeong May 3, 2012

    You know Shelby, I actually wrote about this suebjct recently on my blog. This article has really given me some food for thought and I feel that you make lots of interesting points. I just wish I had discovered it before I published my own post!All the best ,cars2scrap.

  • Ziv May 6, 2012

    A lingenfelter Vette would be a super car that cost’s boaadotls more. A ZO6 costs about the same, as far as I knew the 08 Shelby had around 462 horsepower and the 2008 ZO6 had around 505 horsepower. I’d take the vette all day long, even though I own a Sonic blue GT. Comparing a mustang and a Vette is just crazy. We all know which one is better even though we dont want to admit it.

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