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 |  Nov 11 2011, 4:30 PM

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If you own a small volume, exotic car company that is working hard to build its pedigree and customer base, there is perhaps no better place than Dubai to launch your new product.

While in recent years, this popular tourist spot of the United Arab Emirates might have gone through its own fair share of financial problems, there are still plenty of rich residents who can indulge themselves with the latest and fastest cars money can buy.

So it should come as no surprise that SSC (Shelby Super Cars) has decided to launch their new car, the Tuatara, at the Dubai Motor Show.

The Tuatara, which is named after a very fast lizard, has been shown to the public before, but that show car was just a body on a rolling chassis. The car SSC is showing in Dubai is the real deal, and thus gives us the first glimpse of its actual interior.

Thankfully the interior keeps the theme of its outrageous exterior. There are plenty of heads-up display screens to keep both the driver and passenger well informed about their progress, while the design looks something out of Star Wars.

You also now get a starter button that initiates a countdown of red lights before firing up that massive 6.8-liter, twin-turbo V8, which produces a barely believable 1350-hp.

SSC claims that the Tuatara is capable of hitting 275-mph, a claim they will have to verify at some point. To prove their car is not just a straight line missile, SSC will also take this car to the Nurburgring to see how it stacks up against other supercars from around the world. We wish them all the best.

Gallery: SSC Tuatara

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[Source: Pistonheads]