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Koenigsegg Agera RS crushes Bugatti's production vehicle speed record
November 22 2017, 01:42 | Alonzo Simpson
The Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now the Fastest Production Car Ever Made
Swedish auto maker Koenigsegg broke the record for the world's fastest production vehicle (which means that the vehicle is sold to consumers and legal to drive on public roads) on Saturday with its Agera RS, which hit an average speed of 277.9 miles per hour during two runs on a closed, 11-mile stretch of highway in Nevada, according to Top Gear. The Agera RS used was on the same tires that are delivered to customers on the auto if you are wondering.
Like many people, we were wondering just what kind of peak speed was achieved during Koenigsegg's record-breaking run with an Agera RS.
It broke the previous record of 267.9 miles per hour set byBugatti's Veyron Super Sport in 2010. Koenigsegg factory test driver Niklas Lilja hit the incredible speed on a closed road in Nevada on the second run that's shown in this video, having hit 272mph on the run before. 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.
That accolade came thanks to the Swedish missile hitting 447 km/h (make that 277.9 mph), a feat that took place in Pahrump, NV.
On its first run the Koenigsegg registered a top speed of 271.2mph, beating the Veyron even while battling an incline and oncoming winds.
Koenigsegg also claims to have set another record on the day. Responsible for sending the power to the pavement was reportedly a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires - the standard tire for the Agera - which seemed to survive the high-speed stint without a hitch.