Shelby SuperCars going after Bugatti’s production car speed record

Shelby SuperCars going after Bugatti’s production car speed record

Despite using very different methods, Shelby SuperCars and Bugatti have been setting high-speed challenges for each other for a few years now. This track battle has returned to the foreground with Bugatti’s record run earlier this month, but it’s not a new thing. First the Bugatti Veyron took the production car top-speed prize with a 253.8 mph (408 kph) top speed run in 2005. SSC stepped in and beat that two years later with the Ultimate Aero TT. And just recently, Bugatti came back once again with its 267.8-mph (431 kph) Veyron Super Sport (read news).

It does seem unlikely that the Veyron SS will go unchallenged for long. While it is usually two to three years before this arms race should come to a head again, according to reports, SSC isn’t prepared to wait that long.

Apparently SSC has a new supercar in the works that could debut shortly. The American firm will reportedly take on the Bugatti benchmark with a new Jason Castriota-designed package.

Despite using very different methods, Shelby SuperCars and Bugatti have been setting high-speed challenges for each other for a few years now. This track battle has returned to the foreground with Bugatti’s record run earlier this month, but it’s not a new thing. First the Bugatti Veyron took the production car top-speed prize with a 253.8 mph (408 kph) top speed run in 2005. SSC stepped in and beat that two years later with the Ultimate Aero TT. And just recently, Bugatti came back once again with its 267.8-mph (431 kph) Veyron Super Sport (read news).

It does seem unlikely that the Veyron SS will go unchallenged for long. While it is usually two to three years before this arms race should come to a head again, according to reports, SSC isn’t prepared to wait that long.

Apparently SSC has a new supercar in the works that could debut shortly. The American firm will reportedly take on the Bugatti benchmark with a new Jason Castriota-designed package.

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