Koenigsegg Agera RS Beats Speed Record Held by Bugatti
08 November 2017, 12:15 | Andres Norman
The Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now the Fastest Production Car Ever Made
Before the Agera RS took to that street, Bugatti held the production vehicle world record for top speed. Of course, the video is not almost as thrilling as what it must have felt like to hit those speeds, but it is interesting to see the 270-plus miles per hour. On Saturday, factory driver Niklas Lilja reached 277.9 miles per hour (447.1km/h) in one of the company's Agera RS hypercars. On one run Lilja reached 271.2 miles per hour, and on the other he reached 284.6 miles per hour.
The hypercar was driven on two runs in opposite directions of an 11-mile stretch of closed public highway between Las Vegas and Pahrump. At the same time, I'm extremely jealous of the pure, unfiltered speed driver Niklas Lilja must have felt. The Agera RS bests Bugatti's record of 265.7 miles per hour by over 12 mph-a record set by the French firm's Veyron Super Sport back in 2010.
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Previously the world record was held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which clocked 269.86mph in 2010. Earlier in October, Koenigsegg took another record from Bugatti, smashing the 0-400-0 km/h record. It is powered by a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces 865kW and upto 1280Nm of torque and just 25 of the hand-built Swedish machines will be built. All data on the day was recorded and verified on site by Racelogic. It recently announced that the successor to the Venom GT, the 1600-bhp Venom F5, could break the 300-mph limit. With Lilja behind the wheel, the Agera RS managed to go from 0 to 401.78 kph (249.65 mph) and back to 0 in just 33.87 seconds.
Before confirming that "it was over by lunch on day one", the brand responded to journalists on Twitter to confirm that it had completed the run using the "standard fitment" Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres.
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