Report: Bugatti Veyron’s ‘Fastest Production Car in the World’ title revoked

April 8th, 2013 by Road Test TV

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has held the Guinness World Record for the fastest production car in the world for the past three years. Well, it has come to our attention that the Veyron Super Sport has been stripped of the title.

According to The Sunday Times, The Guinness World Records said that the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is being stripped of the title after the company discovered that the record time of 267.8 mph was achieved as a result of breaching the rules and regulations. How so? Apparently, Bugatti had modified the car and removed the speed limiter.

“It has come to the attention of Guinness World Records that there was an oversight in its adjudication of the ‘Fastest production car’ which was set in 2010 by the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport,” said Jaime Strang, PR Director of the company. “As the car’s speed limiter was deactivated, this modification was against the official guidelines. Consequently, the vehicle’s record set at 431.072 km/h is no longer valid. Following this, Guinness World Records is reviewing this category with expert external consultants to ensure our records fairly reflect achievements in this field.”

Maybe it’s time for the SSC Ultimate Aero to celebrate and for the Hennessey Venom GT to step up to the plate.

Source: The Sunday Times

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