The SSC Ultimate Aero claimed the world’s fastest production car title for the first time back in 2007, when it managed to average 256.14 mph (412.22 km/h) on a highway in Washington.
"After we held the record for 3 years, I was happy to hand over the crown to Bugatti back in 2010. I think it's good for the supercar industry to have competition. It keeps the enthusiast hungry. We've also always felt that it would be better to break someone else's record next time, instead of just re-breaking our own record,” he added.
Bugatti Veyron’s record was cancelled earlier this week after Guinness World Records said the car that set the record was not mechanically identical to the vehicles sold to customers, which have a speed limiter set at 258 mph (415 km/h). The official record was set at 267.85 mph (431.07 km/h).