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.
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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