The company founded by Jerod Shelby, Shelby Supercars, has recently announced that it has sold ten Tuatara models in just five days, at the Dubai Motor Show, for a total cost of 13m USD (9.7m EUR).
According to the North American based manufacturer, Shelby Supercars managed to sell not less than 10 Tuatara models but what is mostly interesting about this is that the supercars were sold over a five-day period during a major Middle East automotive event, the 2011 Dubai Motor Show. “Our expectation was nothing more than to create awareness of the brand in this region and find a distributor, but this has been amazing. The business has been outstanding”, said the company’s owner, Jerod Shelby.
The new Shelby Tuatara hasn’t seen daylight for the first time at the Dubai Motor Show, and after being shown across the U.S., the model has been presented in Asia too, at the Chinese Shanghai Motor Show. The Shelby Tuatara is, theoretically, a direct competitor to the Bugatti Veyron and it’s powered by a 7.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine which is developing a total output of 1.331 BHP, mated to a seven speed manual transmission, with an optional sequential one being also available.