The Koenigsegg Agera RS is Setting All Sorts of New Records

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is currently sitting on top of the automotive world.

The Swedish automaker recently closed down a section of U.S. Highway 160 near Pahrump, Nevada with the goal of setting new records. Last month, Koenigsegg bested Bugatti’s 0-400-0 km/h record and in its latest attempt it went even faster. This time around, the Agera RS did the sprint-and-stop in 33.29 seconds, which is just over eight seconds faster than the Bugatti Chiron.

What’s even more impressive however is that the Koenigsegg Agera RS is now officially the fastest production car in the world after averaging 277.87 mph (446.97 km/h) over two runs. The automaker also set a new record for highest average speed for a flying kilometer on a public road, averaging 276.9 mph (445.54 km/h) over two runs.

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Then there’s the flying mile on a public road record, with the Koenigsegg Agera RS averaging 276.36 mph (444.66 km/h) over the two runs. Lastly, it achieved the highest speed on a public road, with the single direction speed recorded at 284.55 mph (457.49 km/h).

The car used for the record-setting attempts was the same as the one that did the 0-400-0 km/h record in October. It’s a customer’s car fitted with the company’s 1MW engine upgrade, producing 1,360 horsepower when running on E85 fuel. There’s also a removable roll cage for safety purposes.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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