Whilst everyone in the world is worried about Trump inciting world war three, there is already a war for straight line supremacy in the car world. In just the past couple of months we’ve seen Bugatti set a new 0-400-0 kph record, Koenigsegg beat it, as well as Hennessey’s reveal of the new, 301-mph Venom F5 hypercar.
On Saturday the Swedish automaker shut down an 11-mile stretch of Nevada’s Route 160 in order to attempt to break the production car top speed record- an attempt that was successful. Koenigsegg Agera RS is now, officially, the fastest production car ever made, it averaged a top speed of 277.9mph two ways(to stop gravity and wind being factors.)
A Koenigsegg Agera RS driven by factory driver Niklas Lilja has recorded a 2-way avg speed of 444.6 km/h (277.9 mph). A new world record! pic.twitter.com/FXUjKpTW1q
— Koenigsegg Official (@koenigsegg) 4 November 2017
For the first time in about 12 years the fastest car title does not belong to a car that wears a Bugatti badge. The Agera RS beat Bugatti’s record of 265.7 mph by over 12 mph. This record was set by Bugatti’s Veyron sport back in 2010.
Koenigsegg is promising to reveal more details about this momentous achievement in the coming days, they have recently released a video of the record-breaking run.
Yes, we have video of today’s runs and will publish, along with our full story, ASAP. For now, though, we celebrate 🎉 pic.twitter.com/JBRBHB1d0z
— Koenigsegg Official (@koenigsegg) 5 November 2017
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