Bugatti Veyron SS Is World’s Fastest Production Car Again
The Guinness World Records office has been kept busy the last fortnight what with one Veyron losing the title of ‘World’s Fastest Production Car’, and another winning the title of ‘World’s Fastest Convertible’. Now Guinness has announced that the world record for fastest production car has been awarded back to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
The record had been taken away after Guinness decided that the car used to achieve the 267.8 mph record speed didn’t qualify as a production car, since it had a deactivated speed limiter unlike the one sold to the public. With the speed limiter, the production Veyron SS was capable of hitting a ‘disappointing’ 258 mph.
Guinness gave the following statement to ‘Sunday Times’ of the UK explaining why the Veyron SS was given the title back,
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.
So Bugatti now owns both World’s Fastest Production Car and World’s Fastest Convertible speed records. But with the Hennessey Venom GT making waves, SSC’s Ultimate Aero TT and the awaited Tuatara as well as Koenigsegg’s claims of the Agera R capable of hitting 270 mph, expect this battle to heat up quickly.