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Competition is healthy for business, according to proponents of the free market. It forces companies to innovate and specialize, and ultimately the consumer should come out on top. Some might think that a supercar company might not have much competition, but this latest bit of news seems to prove otherwise.
The ultimate supercar, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, has smashed the previous production car top speed record by 10 miles, to come out with 267 miles per hour. A customer who buys a super sport will only get to 253 miles an hour, but can still brag that their car is the fastest in the world.
While Shelby SuperCars comes up with a game plan to get the record back from Bugatti by tuning out the Aero, Top Gear is reporting that Sweds are trying to take back the record that was taken from them by America.
Koenigsegg founder Christian von Koenigsegg was told by the British publication two days after Bugatti broke the record, though not the ultimate speed that they later achieved. Though pure speculation and hearsay, the article mentions that von Koenigsegg was listing off places to achieve the top speed run out loud.
Though these cars are out of reach for most people, it still makes good entertainment to hear manufacturers trying to one-up each other.
[Source: Top Gear]