Ask any performance carmaker worth its salt and they’ll tell you that having a car that owned the fastest production car record goes a long way in creating an aura of prestige around that brand. There is a reason automakers like Bugatti, Koenigsegg, and McLaren spend millions and millions of dollars developing technologies that can help one of their production models claim that title. Sure, not all car models are created equal, but the really special ones that can challenge for the title of the fastest production car in the world are developed and built differently. It’s as if they’re in this world for one specific reason: to be the fastest production car in the world.
Having that kind of ability goes a long way in achieving that goal, but it’s far from the only requirement to owning the production car speed record. You have to claim it, too, and doing that means following a specific set of guidelines that allows a specific model to be called, first and foremost, a production car.