72°F
weather icon Clear

Land speed record for a production car attempt planned near Pahrump

Updated October 8, 2020 - 12:38 pm

The Nevada Department of Transportation announced possible delays along Highway 160, between Las Vegas and Pahrump, on Saturday and Sunday, due to a group shooting for a world land speed record attempt for a production car.

SSC North America will run its Tuatara hypercar down the Pahrump to Las Vegas route over two days in an attempt to take down the current speed record, according to NDOT.

A previous attempt was done by the Koenigsegg Agera RS, which pulled its record run on the same stretch of road in 2017 that the Tuatara will blast down. In 2017, the Agera RS hit an overall average of 277.9 mph on a two-way run at that time, breaking a 267.8 mph record set by a Bugatti Veyron Super Sports model in 2010.

NDOT gave a permit to MG Entertainment LLC, Studio City, Calif., the company filming the event.

Motorists should expect delays along Highway 160, between Tecopa and Sandy Valley roads, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, according to NDOT.

“Southbound travel will be diverted into the northbound lanes with the Nevada Highway Patrol coordinating traffic during a special two-day filming event,” NDOT stated in its press release. “Motorists should be prepared for minor travel delays.”

For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before traveling.

NDOT also works with Waze to inform motorists about planned restrictions, though things such as unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible because of weather, along with other factors.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
CVS seeking to hire 300 in Nevada

CVS Health will be offering 300 new career opportunities in its Nevada stores, part of a national push to fill 25,000 clinical and retail roles for the upcoming fall and winter season.

2 Nye schools still under mask mandate, awaitng evaluation

The Nye County School District was still waiting to hear from the state on whether or not the mask mandate imposed at the end of August could be lifted after an uptick of COVID-19 cases led to the initial action by the state’s health department.

Federal heat regulations may cost Nevada businesses

Proposed rules are designed to regulate safety for employees who work in extreme heat, but a U.S. Chamber official says that’s a moving target.

AG Ford pushes back against Roe v. Wade challenge

Nevada First Lady Kathy Sisolak hosted an inaugural art exhibit in the Nevada governor’s mansion on Monday, after being delayed for well over a year due to COVID-19.

SNAP benefits to rise Oct. 1 in Nevada, nation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will rise on Oct. 1.

Rural Nevada gets boost for tourism efforts

The Nevada Commission on Tourism approved more than $730,000 in grants to promote tourism to the state’s rural areas, including at the Goldwell Open Air Museum, officials announced.

GOED works to bring efficiencies to state, regional supply chains

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development is partnering with an out-of-state firm to create a new coalition that will work to create efficiency in supply chains in Nevada and in other neighboring states.

Assistance still available for rental, utility assistance

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority reported in mid-September that the organization still had funding available for renters seeking assistance for past due rent and utility bills for qualifying applicants in the rural part of the state.

CDC doesn’t follow suit with FDA on Pfizer booster shots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to allow for booster shots for certain populations.