Well, controversially still the world’s fastest production car that’s at least to Guinness Book of Records. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport built this as the apex of its Veyron 16.4 model. This is the fastest Veyron and the fastest production car.
The Bugatti performed its feat in July 2010 at the Ehra-Lessien track. This track by the way is owned by the biggest conglomerate in the auto industry the Volkswagen Group. The hypercar managed to reach 268 mph which was recognized as Guinness World Record. Of note this record was smashed a continent away in America by the Hennessey Venom F5.
However, since Hennessey didn’t make 30 units of its cars they weren’t feted with the glorious award. There has been some simmering controversy with accusations and counter-accusations flying. However, Guinness Book of Records handled the situation with complete sagacity as they did damage control and gave the Venom the Guinness book of records for accelerating 0-300 km/h.
So round one to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, let’s see what happens next year when the Chiron and Hennessey Venom F5 coming out.