Koenigsegg's Agera RS is now the world's fastest vehicle

Nov 07, 2017, 00:46
Koenigsegg's Agera RS is now the world's fastest vehicle

Koenigsegg's attempt at the word record took place on an 11-mile section of the road between between Las Vegas and Pahrump in the Nevada desert that was specially closed by the authorities.

The video [embedded above] shows how the Koenigsegg Agera RS achieved an average speed of 277.9 miles per hour (447.0 km/h) while in a single run it achieved 284.2 m/h (457.37 km/h).

The Koenigsegg Agera RS has just broken the world record for the fastest ever road-legal auto.

Neither Koenigsegg nor Lilja are new to a record.

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On its first run the Koenigsegg registered a top speed of 271.2mph, beating the Veyron even while battling an incline and oncoming winds.

Before the Agera RS hit its new high, Guinness World Record recognised the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport as the fastest production auto. Which was no big deal, apparently, since Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja says he could've reached that speed a whole 2 seconds sooner "if he wanted to", according to our source.

You can watch both high-speed runs in the video above, which was posted on YouTube by Julian Thomas.

With a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing an eye-watering 1,380bhp, the Agera RS can accelerate from 0-249mph and back to 0 in just 36.44 seconds.

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

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).

It turns out the Koenigsegg Agera RS is quite fast.

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