Koenigsegg sets new production vehicle top speed record

The Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now the Fastest Production Car Ever Made

The Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now the Fastest Production Car Ever Made

Niklas Lilja, Swedish Touring Car Championship racer and Koenigsegg factory test driver, achieved the stunning figure after one sighting run, with the car reaching an unbelievable 284.6mph one-way speed.

Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg has smashed the production vehicle speed record with its Agera RS hypercar, stealing the title from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. It is noted that the ultimate results of the speed indicators were recorded in all races the Koenigsegg Agera RS is on a separate module Racelogic. Towards the end of the second run, the Agera RS even surpasses 450 km/h - close to the speed of a small aircraft.

The Chiron is claimed to have a top speed limited to 261mph, but Bugatti has hinted at a potential for 310mph.

The French carmaker originally set the record for a test they invented in just 42 secs, adds the newspaper, but this was quickly beaten by the Koenigsegg Agera RS's time of 36 secs.

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The Venom never officially held the record because it only did a single run in one direction. The above video shows just that and features Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja hitting almost 300 miles per hour.

Before confirming that "it was over by lunch on day one", the brand responded to journalists on Twitter to confirm that it had completed the run using the "standard fitment" Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres.

We'll be there to bring you breaking news if the Venom F5 does manage to crack through that barrier.

The Agera RS has a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing a staggering 1,380bhp. If the run is successful, it will put a huge gap in front of the current Agera RS record that's going to be very hard to beat - until the next major hypercar comes along, that is.

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