The Koenigsegg Agera RS is officially the world’s fastest road car. A new top speed record was set on Saturday by Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja on highway near Las Vegas.
The Agera RS recorded an average speed of 277.9 mph (444.6 km/h) on an 11 mile stretched of highway which was shut down to facilitate the record attempt. During one of the runs, the Agera RS clocked a top speed of 284.55 mph! With this, Koenigsegg has smashed the previous record of 269.86 mph set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010.
The Swedish supercar maker has previously beaten Bugatti at its own game. The same customer car which broke the top speed record was used for the record 0-400-0 run. Koenigsegg accepted the challenge after Bugatti released a video of the Chiron. The Chiron completed the run in 42 sec. The Agera RS accelerated from 0-249 mph and then back to nought 5.5 sec faster than the Chiron.
Venom F5 is claimed to reach 300 mph. We hope Hennessey does a similar top speed run to prove their claims. Also, it will be interesting to see how Bugatti responds to this.