SSC Ultimate Aero Reclaims World’s Fastest Production Car Record

Shelby Supercars (SSC) North America has reclaimed the “World’s Fastest Production Car” title with the Ultimate Aero after Bugatti’s Veyron SS was stripped off the record by Guinness earlier this week.
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"This wasn't how we planned to reclaim the record. But it will do until the Tuatara takes a run at several records that exist out there. Although, it was still a nice surprise,” said SSC founder Jerod Shelby.

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).
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