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Bugatti record broken.

GolNat

Autocross Champion
Location
Delaware
Car(s)
13 GTI and 14 JSW

imthanick_a

Autocross Newbie
Location
Ohio
Apparently its fake? I'm reading into it and a lot of people questioned the validity since the speedometer was blurred in the video and folks ran the math to find out it did not add up to the speed that was advertised. Idk the validity of the claims that it is fake, but they are convincing

Here is one for an example

https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-news/ssc-tuatara-speed-record-questioned
 

ChrisMk77

Autocross Newbie
Location
Sweden
Car(s)
2018 GTI Performance
Apparently its fake? I'm reading into it and a lot of people questioned the validity since the speedometer was blurred in the video and folks ran the math to find out it did not add up to the speed that was advertised. Idk the validity of the claims that it is fake, but they are convincing

Here is one for an example

https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-news/ssc-tuatara-speed-record-questioned
Yep fake for sure lol, and the nicest most unbiased car Youtuber calls them out.

 

Carlosfandang0

Drag Racing Champion
Location
UK
Car(s)
2016 3Dr GTi DSG CSG
I hit my lifetime quota of Shmee in the first ten seconds. What's he saying?
Do check out Misha’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/MishaCharoudin based around the Nurburgring, loads of videos of all sorts of interesting cars, here’s one of his videos with Robert Kubica in one of Apex’s Ring Rental cars, this man sure can drive! How to fully send it on the Nurburgring,
 
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imthanick_a

Autocross Newbie
Location
Ohio

GolNat

Autocross Champion
Location
Delaware
Car(s)
13 GTI and 14 JSW
Official statement from SSC about the speed record.

 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
Shmee & those two guys from Apex taxi have done videos on it..the best being Robert from Apex, who did sound analysis of the audio from the videos to prove that the gearbox ratios are factory & not what Jerod Shelby later said they were..the top speed posted was unattainable...let alone that Shmee used good old maths to & observation to prove that the car couldn't be doing the top speed due being paced by a helicopter with a max top speed of 150mph with external camera rig & the telemetry was showing 190mph...or the line markers which are fixed distances were going past slower than they should have been, or the time taken to do the run over the set distance means the average speed was way low for a run which was supposed to have a big chunk at 300+mph..........

Another point is that the makers of the GPS systems have issued a statement (also mentioned by Shmee) stating that although they guarantee their gear that was used, as their blokes were NOT there they could not guarantee the GPS results as they could not guarantee the set up...another thing, for a so called company to want to set the fasted road top speed, you would think that they would have at least three different GPS from different makers suckered to the windscreen..like you see in other top speed tests..this is to average out the GPS units & remove any anomalies

The car is capable of top speeds, but that video proves it didn't do the speed they say the telemetry stated...the telemetry was FUBAR...

Videos from Shmee, Robert & Misha...



 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
Ever better side by side comparison from Koenigsegg comparing their run -vs- the SSC with known road markers...the "egg bets the SSC to each one & yet the SSC is claiming a faster top speed...physically impossible...

 
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