Guinness World Records has made an announcement that Bugatti has been stripped of the title for fastest production car in the world. After setting a record speed of 267.8 mph, Bugatti has held that record for almost three years. The record has been re-investigated after accusations were made that the Veyron used in the record-setting run had its speed limiter removed.
This suspicion has been confirmed by Guinness World Records and since the speed limiter was removed, it was no longer considered the same production car that consumers paid their hard-earned money for. As the rules state, the record must be set in a car that is mechanically identical to those on sale to the public. Most likely, the title of world’s fastest production car will go to Shelby SuperCars’ Ultimate Aero, which held the record of 256.1 mph before the Veyron Super Sport went 267.8.