Competition of the “World’s Fastest Production Car” has heated up and there are two strong contenders for it at the moment. The Shelby Super Cars and the Bugatti from Volkswagen makes the battle comparable to the David vs. Goliath event. The Shelby Super Car is a company owned by one single individual who came to lime light with their Ultimate Aero model. This car completed a 256 mph run on a trail that took them across a four-mile-long Texas single carriageway and also had a dogleg bend that necessitated a navigation at ‘just’ 210mph. The Veyron was the other contender and favorite in that event which found itself at the losers end against this surprise entry. Chuck Bigelow at the age of 71 drove the Ultimate Aero and that too with no helmet on as he had no previous driving experience.
The Veyron had to get some prestige back and therefore indulged themselves with the best of the driver and the best of engineers at the call with their Super Sport model taking on the might of the VW’s ultra-modern, ultra-smooth and wide Ehra Lessien test track. Their special 1200 HP edition clocked an impressive 267 mph at the event.
Jerod Shelby, the owner of Shelby super Car works from a garage that is located just behind his house and has a team of sixteen engineers only. Compared to this Bugatti has a massive set of infrastructure and manpower resource at their disposal. The work of Jerod therefore holds greater relevance given this scenario. The latest release is the 1350 HP RWD model which is yet to be given a name.