A Koenigsegg Agera RS, driven by Koenigsegg’s factory driver Niklas Lilja, has delivered a 277.9mph two-way world speed record on a closed public road in Nevada.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS is one mighty car, and it recently mullered the Bugatti Chiron by powering to 249mph and back again 5 seconds quicker than VW’s finest. And now it’s the fastest production car – in the world.
Unlike VW, which has the spectacular Ehra-Lessien test track where it set the Veyron’s top speed record of 269.9mph in 2010, Koenigsegg had to pull a few strings (well, the client who owned the car did) to close a straight section of highway in Nevada for the weekend.
But as things turned out, Koenigsegg actually only needed a few hours to prove that the Agera RS is the fastest production car bar none.
A sighting lap down the straight road set everything up, and the first run achieved 284.55mph, with the Agera bashing on its rev limiter.
The return run – which was slightly uphill and in to the wind – returned 271.2mph for a two way average – and a new world record – of 277.9mph.
Koenigsegg are promising video footage of the run – which was confirmed by Racelogic – in the next few days, and that should be worth the watch.
We’ll bring it to you as soon as we get it.