Koenigsegg’s Agera RS is the world’s fastest production car

Koenigsegg’s Agera RS is the world’s fastest production car

The battle for the fastest top speed seems continuous.

Just last week Hennessey announced its Venom F5 hypercar, which claims to be able to reach the 300mph mark, but before John Hennessey could grab all the headlines, Koenigsegg wanted some attention, too.

While the full details of are still to be confirmed, it appears that Koenigsegg has just clocked the fastest top speed ever recorded by a road car – a monstrous 277.9mph in an Agera RS.

It was only a few weeks since that the Agera RS smashed the 0-400km/h-0 record, snatching the record from Bugatti who had set the record with its Chiron just a few days previously.

The feat was accomplished on a public road in the Nevada desert by factory test driver Niklas Lilja.

While the run is yet to be officially confirmed, it was performed in the accepted and acknowledged standard of performing runs in both directions. So, for the average speed Lijla recorded 284.3mph in one direction and 272mph in the other – to deliver the impressive 277.9mph.

The Agera RS’ 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 produces an outrageous 1,341bhp and 1,371Nm of torque, while reportedly weighing just 1,360kg

It smashed the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s previous record of 267.9mph — set in 2010 — and while the Chiron is said to be capable of 288mph, so far the highest it has reached is ‘just’ 261mph.

Your turn, Bugatti.

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