Koenigsegg breaks production car speed record


Koenigsegg breaks production vehicle speed record

A two-way average of 277.9mph makes the Koenigsegg Agera RS the fastest production car yet

Koenigsegg has broken the speed record for a production car after recording a two-way average speed of 277.9mph in the Agera RS.

The run took place in Pahrump, Nevada, and breaks the previous record holder, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which recorded a speed just shy of 268mph in 2010.

Factory driver Niklas Lilja was behind the wheel for the run.

Neither Koenigsegg nor Lilja are new to a record. Also driving the Agera RS, they recently broke the 0-400kph-0 record set just weeks earlier by Bugatti’s Chiron.

Bugatti’s previous record of 41.96sec is 5.52sec slower than Koenigsegg’s, although Bugatti has yet to do a full top-speed run in the Chiron. Koenigsegg has also yet to fully demonstrate the top speed of its range-topping hypercar, the Regera.

Although not yet officially confirmed, the Koenigsegg run was recorded and verified by Racelogic.

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Source:: Autocar