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Koenigsegg Agera RS takes fastest road auto record with 278mph

07 November 2017, 12:46 | Ricardo Garza

277mph Koenigsegg Agera RS is the new fastest car in the world

The Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now the Fastest Production Car Ever Made

On the first, Koenigsegg test driver Niklas Lilja hit 271.2 miles per hour, fast enough to best the unofficial one-way record of 270.39 miles per hour set by the Hennessey Venom GT in 2014. After all, the 277.9mph figure - which makes the Agera RS the world's fastest production vehicle - was an average of two runs.

This Koenigsegg Agera RS is the same auto which broke the record of Chiron by five seconds.

The Bugatti Chiron is its closest rival with a top speed of 261mph, although Bugatti claims it has the potential to hit 310mph in the future. After making a joke of the Bugatti Chiron's record, Koenigsegg has chose to take on the just announced Hennessey Venom F5.

Costing £1.5 million, the supercar attempted the record in Las Vegas and was driven by factory driver Niklas Lilja.

The video shows both runs: one with a top speed of about 438km/h, the other way up there at 457km/h. The Koenigsegg reportedly ran standard Michelin Pilot Cup 2s. The Agera RS is powered by a 5.0 lite V8 engine which is turbo charged, it has a massive 1,380 horsepower.




The Texan firm shouldn't have much to worry about if their previous performance claims hold merit, as the Venom F5 is projected to crack 301mph (484kmh).

The second contender is the newly-announced Hennessey Venom F5, which the American fast auto company says has a projected top speed of 300mph.

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

Koenigsegg Agera RS test driver spoke of how while he wasn't apprehensive, he did worry a little about one of the tyres bursting along the way.



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