Like Emily Litella’s classic “never mind,” the folks at Guinness World Records has withdrawn its withdrawal of the record as “World’s Fastest Production Car” from the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.
As we noted recently, Guinness World Records objected to the disabling of the Veyron’s top speed limiter, which on production cars imits the Veyron to a mere 258 mph. The Veyron, however, went 267.8mph, as certified by Guinness.
The Bugatti Veyron being stripped of its World’s Fastest Production Car by Guinness received worldwide attention and spurred Guinness to reconsider, and upon so doing, Guinness restored the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport’s standing.
According to a statement provided to CarBuzzard:
“Following a thorough review conducted with a number of external experts, Guinness World Records is pleased to announce the confirmation of Bugatti’s record of Fastest production car achieved by the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. The focus of the review was with respect to what may constitute a modification to a car’s standard specification. Having evaluated all the necessary information, Guinness World Records is now satisfied that a change to the speed limiter does not alter the fundamental design of the car or its engine.”
Or in the words of Miss Litella, never mind.