Sometimes champions are crowned through disqualification.
Shelby SuperCars set the record for the fastest production car in the world in 2007 with its Ultimate Aero on a public highway in Washington. On that historic run, the car hit an impressive top speed of 256.14 mph. The Ultimate Aero kept the title for 3 years, when a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport achieved a top speed of 267.8 mph.
Just this week, though, a discovery has brought down the mighty Veyron and, by default, gave the record back to SSC.
There’s a third player in the game now, too, which isn’t going to sit idly by and let its attempt at the speed record go unnoticed.