After Veyron’s Default, SSC Ultimate Aero Reclaims Speed Title

SSC Ultimate Aero World Record

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.

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