Photon travel 8 minutes (with speed $c$) from the sun to reach the earth. Any particle (or space-ship) with velocity $0.99 c$ covers the same distance (93 millions km) within less than 2 minutes (according to SR). Does this make sense?
For rest observer (w.r.t. Sun), light takes 8 minutes to reach Earth. 8 minutes is simply $distance(AU)/c$. You can calculate (result would be in approx).
For the same observer, anything would take atleast 8 minutes to reach Earth. A particle with speed $0.99c$ would take more time than that of light. You can calculate with the same previous formula. So, 2 minutes is simply wrong.