It won’t be easy. Also chasing the production-car speed record is Houston-based Hennessey Performance Engineering with its Venom F5. The latter’s CEO, John Hennessey, has his sights set on 500km/hr. Another contender is Swedish marque Koenigsegg, believed to be prepping a go-faster version of its latest 1,578hp Jesko.

Visitors to this week’s Philadelphia Auto Show will no doubt be hoping the sleek Tuatara has the pace to go beyond 480 km/hr. Well beyond.