From 12 MPH To 267 MPH: The History Of Fastest

Top dog. Man in front. The king. To some manufacturers, the title of "World's Fastest Production Car" is essential to their existence. It may even be worth more than bragging rights. It's marketing, advertising, and pedigree all in one. There are even disputes over who can claim the current title. It wasn’t always… » 4/13/13 12:00pm 4/13/13 12:00pm

Guinness Gives 'World's Fastest' Title Back To Bugatti

Well, um, that didn't take long. The people at Guinness World Records have decided to give the "world's fastest production car" title back to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport today, less than a week after taking it away. It's quite an upset after we've been talking about speed records all week. » 4/12/13 5:01pm 4/12/13 5:01pm

The Fastest Car In The World: An Explainer

Just what is the fastest car in the world? Over the last few days, no one seems especially sure anymore. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport had held that record since 2010, but it was revoked over the weekend. Now the official title has reverted to the SSC Ultimate Aero — and SSC says their forthcoming Tuatra will be… » 4/12/13 4:19pm 4/12/13 4:19pm

SSC Ultimate Aero II: A Closer Look

The SSC Ultimate Aero II photos we showed you last month were just a glimpse of the car designed to take the title of "fastest production car" back from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Now we've got more detailed shots. » 10/11/10 2:30pm 10/11/10 2:30pm

SSC Ultimate Aero II Has Alien Balls

Based on this first look at the the SSC Ultimate Aero II's rump we have reason to believe this 275-mph supercar may be from another planet. Just look at its "alien balls" exhaust pod. [TopGear] » 9/08/10 5:15pm 9/08/10 5:15pm

SSC Ultimate Aero II Aims For 275 MPH

The SSC Ultimate Aero II, which you saw exclusively first on Jalopnik, is aiming for a Bugatti-besting top speed of 275 mph with the help of a 6.8-liter twin-turbo V8 according to Top Gear. » 9/06/10 12:30pm 9/06/10 12:30pm

SSC Ultimate Aero II: First Photos Of America's Bugatti Fighter

These exclusive first photos show the SSC Ultimate Aero II, the second generation of America's fastest supercar. It's gotta new look and a new mission: reclaim the title of world's fastest production car from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. UPDATE » 9/04/10 1:05am 9/04/10 1:05am

Koenigsegg To Challenge Bugatti Veyron SS Record

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport may not be the "World's Fastest Car" for long, with both the Shelby SSC and now maybe the Koenigsegg Agera set to challenge their record, if TopGear is to be believed. (H/T to FodderTheSane!) [TopGear] » 8/13/10 1:30pm 8/13/10 1:30pm

What It Feels Like To Break A Speed Record

Last week, a Bugatti Supersports 16.4 went 267.81 mph, officially making it the fastest production car on the planet. Mike Spinelli, former Jalopnik lead-man and current editor of 0-60, spoke with the brass-balled test driver that did it. —Ed. » 7/09/10 12:30pm 7/09/10 12:30pm

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: The World's New Fastest Car

The end-of-the-line Bugatti Veyron Super Sport isn't just the ultimate Bugatti. With a top speed of 268 mph, the 1,200-hp übercar is now also the new fastest production car in the world. » 7/06/10 9:30am 7/06/10 9:30am

2009 SSC Ultimate Aero Claims 270 MPH Top Speed

The 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero hopes to maintain the record for fastest production car with a claimed top speed of 270 MPH from the revised super car. » 12/30/08 1:20pm 12/30/08 1:20pm

9ff GT9-R: 1120 HP Veyron-Killer Looks To Become World's Fastest…

Yes friends, this is the first image of 9ff's new GT9-R, the sequel to the 9ff GT9 » 11/13/08 9:15pm 11/13/08 9:15pm. The non-R version hit a top speed of 254.1 MPH from the 910 HP mill under the hood. The new R? We're told the power figure's a whoppingly insane 1120 HP. We don't know what more to expect from the newest attempt from 9ff to build a ,…

Bloodhound SSC Gang To Attempt To Break 1000 MPH Speed Mark

Andy Green, former RAF pilot and current holder of the world land speed record, and Richard Noble, the driving force behind the Thrust 2 and Thrust SSC speed record cars, today announced they were signing on to the new Bloodhound SSC project intended to break the 1000 MPH mark. If they get there, they'd smash the… » 10/23/08 9:30am 10/23/08 9:30am