Bugatti stripped of speed record

Posted on: April 8th, 2013

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Guiness World Records made a stunning decision by revoking the title for fastest production car in the world from Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport.

This move was made after an inquiry by Driving.co.uk, which resulted in findings indicating that the unit of the Veyron SS used to accomplish the record-breaking feat was slightly modified from the stock model, therefore breaking the rules.

It was detected that the record-breaking car had its top-speed limiter deactivated during its run in which it clocked 431kmph – deemed the fastest speed ever set by a production car then. All thirty production cars sold by Bugatti came with a speed limiter which halts acceleration beyond 415kmph.

As a result, the title would most likely go to the SSC Ultimate Aero which is capable of reaching 411.72kmph, unless Bugatti attempts another run using a stock unit of the SS this time around. There is also a likelihood for the Hennessey Venom GT to enter the fray and snatch the title after clocking 427.6kmph recently although the speed has not been officially recorded at the moment.

Will Bugatti bite back as it did when SSC took the title once before? If rumours of a 460kmph Veyron Super are true, the answer may already be etched in stone


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