Koenigsegg Agera RS smashes worlds fastest car record

Koenigsegg Agera RS

Everyone and their dog knows that officially, the worlds fastest car is the Bugatti Veryon. With a record set way back in 2010, the Veyron Super Sport achieved a top speed of a mind-blowing 430.9 km/h! Koenigsegg may have just blown that record out of the window with the Koenigsegg Agera RS.

Tucked away in the sands of Pahrump, Nevada USA, Koenigsegg found the perfect stretch of tarmac for factory test driver Niklas Lilja to put the Koenigsegg Agera RS to the ultimate test: The Worlds Fastest Car.

Speeding in both directions in order for a more accurate reading, Mr Lilja managed to hit 447.2 km/h in the Agera RS beating the previous record by 16.3 km/h. The difference may seem slow enough not to get a speeding ticket, but when it comes to speed, that’s quite a difference.

Doesn’t Bugatti have another model that is supposed to be faster in a straight line than its predecessor? Yes, they do, however, the Chiron is said to be able to race to 450.6 km/h but so far, has managed to achieve 420 km/h.

Driving the Agera RS is a 5.0-litre V8 churning out 1,160 horsepower.

Koenigsegg Agera RS record already under threat?

While the record-breaking run is impressive and unofficial, there is another wild card gearing up to spoil the party. The recently revealed Hennessey Venom F5 reportedly maxes out at a staggering 300 mph or 482.8 km/h, but we’ll have to wait and see about that.

Koenigsegg is said to build just 25 units of the Agera RS and according to the Swedish manufacturer, ten have already been sold leaving just 15 available to purchase. We wouldn’t be surprised to see them all sold in the coming weeks.

Dubicars.com has used Koenigsegg for sale in Dubai.

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