Koenigsegg Agera RS Becomes World's Fastest Car With 284 miles per hour

Koenigsegg Agera RS Becomes World's Fastest Car With 284 miles per hour

Koenigsegg Agera RS Becomes World's Fastest Car With 284 miles per hour

The two runs took place on Nevada's Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. Before the Agera RS took to that street, Bugatti held the production auto world record for top speed.

A Koenigsegg Agera RS has set a new world record with a two-way average speed of 277.9mph.

What has the Koenigsegg Agera RS beaten to take the record?

Just last month, the vehicle was also in the record books after Lilja drove from a standstill to 249mph and back to a full stop in just over 36 seconds - beating the Bugatti Chiron's 41.96-second time that had been set by former F1 driver Juan-Pablo Montoya.

On its first run, the £1.5 million Agera RS hit 271.1mph, hitting 284.7mph on its second run. Since the auto, a 1,360-hp (1,014-kW) model was due to be delivered to a customer in the United States, it was decided that Nevada would form the flawless backdrop to the car's blistering performance.

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The nice folks at Racelogic sent us the video recorded by the VBOX HD2 during the two runs, and if you've ever been curious what approaching 450km/h looks like from the cockpit, you're about to find out. Thus Koenigsegg Agera RS easily broke the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport previous two-way average record of 267.8 miles per hour.

Factory driver Niklas Lilja, who completed the run, said: 'I wasn't nervous. The Koenigsegg reportedly ran standard Michelin Pilot Cup 2s.

The Agera RS has a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing a staggering 1,380bhp.

Unveiled at SEMA earlier this week, the Hennessey Venom F5 was teased with a 300mph road-sign.

Of course the Agera RS went slightly faster than that.

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