The path to the fastest production car in the world is a long and complicated one. Automakers like Ferrari and McLaren have done it, but lately, the record-breakers we’ve seen are from even smaller outfits like Koenigsegg, Rimac (who’s not as small anymore), Hennessey and Bugatti, which ran past 300 mph in special Chiron, which became the for-sale Chiron Super Sport 300+. But the current Guinness record holder is the SSC Tuatara, which holds a two-way top speed of 282.9 mph. You need a two-way speed to enter into the Guinness Book, which averages out for wind and slope.
But that was the company’s most recent run. Back in October, it ran the SSC Tuatara to a claimed 331 mph with a two-way average of 316 mph in Nevada. SSC claimed the time as valid providing video proof of the run. Soon after that video was dissected endlessly by YouTube personalities and others, saying the time was faked, making a decent case. Now SSC has finally admitted its mistake (9 months later) via an Instagram post.