• Sep 12, 2006
This came as a bit of a shock to us, but the Bugatti Veyron is not actually the fastest production car in the world according to that authoritative tome of useless and wonderful knowledge, the Guinness Book of World of Records. It seem Bugatti just never got around to scheduling an official high-speed run that could be officially considered by Guinness. In late October, Bugatti plans to rectify that and make an official top speed run at the Ehra Lessien test track near VW's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. The track has an unbroken straight of 9 km (5.6 miles), which should offer ample room to reach the Veyron's "unofficial" top speed of at least 253 mph. Currently the Veyron only holds the record for the Most Powerful Production Car.

If the official fastest production vehicle isn't the Veyron, then what is? The answer is the Koenigsegg CCR, the 806-hp super Swede that has been officially clocked at 245 mph. The Veyron may not be king of the hill for long, however, as the CCX that Autoblogger Frank Filipponio got to pilot can theoretically reach 258 mph.

[Source: Motor Authority]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Koenigsegg CCR also look more cool than Bugatti Veyron
      • 8 Years Ago
      "The Veyron may not be king of the hill for long, however, as the CCX that Autoblogger Frank Filipponio got to pilot can theoretically reach 258 mph."

      Last i checked, theoretical top speeds didn't carry weight since the whole Ferrari F40 debacle.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would take the Veyron any and every time over the CCX. I mean 4 wheel drive, the engine has two settings,
      retractible wing DSG etc. etc. etc.....
      • 8 Years Ago
      253 is just scary, I wonder what tires they will use to obtain this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      For some reason I feel like sticking a milk bottle down the center of the grille in that picture.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And as a potential customer, I think it is very important to know how fast I can go. I use those 220+ mph speed every day. So anything over 250 is good to shave seconds off my tedious commute.

      Thanks to the Guiness book of Drunken beer!