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07 November 2017, 12:48 | Dawn Berry
The Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now the Fastest Production Car Ever Made
The 1,341 hp vehicle made two runs on the dead-straight highway, one in each direction, and its speeds were averaged as required for Guinness-recognized world record.
That's right, ladies and gents, for the first time in 12 years, the fastest production auto crown belongs to a vehicle that doesn't wear a Bugatti badge.
The two-way average of 277.9mph was achieved by the Agera RS on an 11-mile stretch of road in Nevada and is 12mph faster than the existing mark held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
Factory driver Niklas Lilja, who completed the run, said: 'I wasn't nervous. Also driving the Agera RS, they recently broke the 0-400kph-0 record set just weeks earlier by Bugatti's Chiron. An 11-mile straight section of the highway was closed for the drives, which beat rival car-maker Bugatti's previous record of 268 miles per hour.
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. Powered by a bi-turbo 5.0-litre V8, the Agera RS develops 1360bhp of power and a whopping 1371Nm of torque and weighs a shade under 1300kg.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS achieved the new record on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which are also tires that regular customers can purchase. That car's aerodynamic features, including a huge rear wing, creating too much drag to be suitable for a record setting top-speed run though.
The project was launched almost a decade ago in 2008, and as part of its preparations it will attempt to break the current world land speed record of 763mph in 2019.
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