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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport regains title of world's quickest road-legal car

IT'S official – again. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the world's fastest road-legal car. It had been stripped of the title it had earned in 2010 when test driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel hit 431kmh (268mph) in a Veyron Super Sport.

But it was stripped of the record after it emerged that a speed limiter had been switched off during tests. The top speed of the €2.5m production car had been limited to 412.8kmh (258mph) to protect its tyres.

Now the Guinness World Records people, after "a thorough review conducted with a number of external experts", reinstated the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport as the fastest production car on the planet.

Guinness World Records said it is now satisfied that a change to the speed limiter did not alter the fundamental design of the car or its engine.

Irish Independent