Bugatti Veyron SS Reinstated as the World’s Fastest Production Car

One week ago, Guinness World Records decided to strip the Bugatti Veyron of its “World’s fastest production car” title, pointing out that the supercar’s electronic speed limiter “was against the official guidelines”.
Bugatti Veyron SS 1 photo
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Consequently, the SSC Ultimate Aero, which was the world’s fastest production car until 2010, was reinstated. However, the American vehicle only lasted a few days atop the ranking as GWR gave the title back to Bugatti’s Veyron SS after reviewing its initial resolution.

“Following a thorough review conducted with a number of external experts, Guinness World Records is pleased to announce the confirmation of Bugatti’s record of Fastest production car achieved by the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. The focus of the review was with respect to what may constitute a modification to a car’s standard specification. Having evaluated all the necessary information, Guinness World Records is now satisfied that a change to the speed limiter does not alter the fundamental design of the car or its engine,” said Guinness World Records.

The Bugatti Veyron SS achieved a record top speed of 267.856 mph (431.072 km/h) back in 2010, but most production cars are sold with a 258 mph (415 km/h) electronic speed limiter for safety reasons.

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