The Guinness book of world record has reportedly stripped Bugatti Veyron SuperSport of its title as the world fastest production car following an investigation that proved the record-setting car was not 100 percent identical to the one that customers receive.
The difference between that car and the production model, as Sunday Times reports, is that the latter apparently comes with a speed limiter, which wasn’t active on the SS that set the 267.8 mph (431 km/h) record. You can still go well over 400 km/h in the Veyron SS, but Guinness rules clearly state that the record-setting car must be identical in every way to the one on the market.
This opens a chance for Hennessey to make the Venom GT’s 265.7 mph speed record official and snatch the title.
Meanwhile, Bugatti releases the picture you see above on its Facebook page, promising “the latest example of exceptional Bugatti performance,” to be revealed over the next few days. Is it a new special edition Vitesse? Is it a new model? Is it a concept? We will find soon enough. Stay tuned.