Koenigsegg Agera RS sets new production auto top speed

07 November, 2017, 00:49 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • The fastest car ever made: Koenigsegg reaches 284.5MPH in record-breaking run on dead straight Nevada road

The world of cars has a new top trump after the Koenigsegg Agera RS smashed the record for the world's fastest production auto. Over the weekend, a Koenigsegg Agera RS piloted by test driver Niklas Lilja clocked an average speed of 277.9mph on two runs, making it the fastest production auto in the world.

The group of aficionados who accompanied Koenigsegg in the said adventure was obviously larger, as, for instance, the Agera RS used for the record was a privately owned vehicle.

The previous record was 268 miles per hour, held by Bugatti which achieved the speed in 2010. After making a joke of the Bugatti Chiron's record, Koenigsegg has chose to take on the just announced Hennessey Venom F5.

The first run, conducted on an 11-mile section of closed road in Las Vegas hit 284.55mph in one direction, while a second run in the opposite direction managed a top speed of 271.19mph.

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Although not yet officially confirmed, the Koenigsegg run was recorded and verified by Racelogic.

The biggest cause for concern during the run was the off-the-shelf Michelin Cup 2 tyres, which have never been tested at such high speeds. How long the mark will stand for, however, is anyone's guess with Henessey having just unveiled its new Venom F5 hypercar amid claims of 300mph capability and Bugatti having yet to put the Chiron to the test in anger.

How fast can the world's fastest production cars get?

The limited-edition Agera RS is powered by a 5-litre V8 producing 1,160bhp and 738lb ft of torque, allowing it to make the sprint from 0-62mph in less than three seconds.

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