Koenigsegg Agera RS sets 277.9 miles per hour top speed record

Koenigsegg Agera RS hits 284 mph on way to new land speed record

In early October, Koenigsegg shattered the 0-400-0 km/h world record set by the Bugatti Chiron just weeks earlier, with a 1,360-hp (1,014-kW) Agera RS destined for a customer in the US.

The Koenigsegg managed to beat the former record-holding Hennessey Venom GT's run by 7mph.

The owner of the Agera had used his connection in the film industry to convince Nevada authorities to shut down an 11-mile stretch of Highway 106, which runs between Las Vegas and the town of Pahrump, Top Gear reports.

While footage has emerged of the vehicle travelling at 284mph, the Agera RS's official top speed is recorded over two runs and aggregated into one figure. Koenigsegg factory test driver Niklas Lilja hit the incredible speed on a closed road in Nevada on the second run that's shown in this video, having hit 272mph on the run before.

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The previous record was the 267.8 miles per hour set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010. It achieved a two-way average of 270.49mph on Valentine's Day in 2014. Lau also said that, since the event wasn't a tightly embargoed automaker event, some misinformation was leaking throughout the day - like a reported top speed of 291 miles per hour. Guiness World Records iniitally recalled its status, but later re-instated the Veyron to the top spot after an investigation where it stated "a change to the speed limiter does not alter the fundamental design of the auto or its engine".

Koenigsegg also claims to have set another record on the day.

It's also said that the Agera RS's surge of torque did not drop off after 240 miles per hour.

The test was then carried out using Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres which are the tyres the Koenigsegg is sold with and are authorised for use on the road.

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