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What is the top speed of a Bugatti?

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The fastest recorded speed of a Bugatti is 267.856 mph. The record was set with a Super Sport Begatti Veyron in 2010, which was awarded the title of "fastest production car" by the Guinness Book of World Records.

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In 2013, the record was challenged by Hennessey, a United States automaker, which claimed that because the Bugatti's speed limiter was disabled, it invalidated the speed record. The company proclaimed that its Hennessey Venom GT was the fastest production car at 265.7 mph.

After review, the Guinness Book of World Records determined that disabling the speed limiter, which restricted the Super Sport Bugatti Veyrons sold to the public to a mere 258 mph, did not constitute an alteration of the car or engine. Thus, the Bugatti retained its status as the fastest production car in the world.

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