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Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now The World's Fastest Car

Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now The World's Fastest Car

Broken, too, was the unofficial street-legal vehicle speed record of 435.31 km/h (270.49 mph) set by the Hennessey Venom GT in 2014.

The test was carried out on an 11-mile stretch of road between Las Vegas and Pahrhump, that had been closed to the public.

Even the much lower average was high enough to eclipse the record set by Bugatti's Veyron 16.4 Super Sport in 2010, itself a blistering 431 km/h (268 mph). It's powered by a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 delivering 1,341 horsepower.

According to Jim Lau from Racelogic - the folks who helped verify the speed with various VBox data loggers - the event was actually put on by Koenigsegg owners. Bugatti, of course, has since launched the more powerful Chiron hypercar and will make its own attempt on the production auto land speed record in 2018. Earlier in October, Koenigsegg took another record from Bugatti, smashing the 0-400-0 km/h record. The fastest top speed for the auto during the event was 284 miles per hour with the other run ringing in at a top speed of 272 miles per hour.

Hennessey is claiming its new Venom F5 may be able to break 300 miles per hour. With Lilja behind the wheel, the Agera RS managed to go from 0 to 401.78 kph (249.65 mph) and back to 0 in just 33.87 seconds.

The French carmaker originally set the record for a test they invented in just 42 secs, adds the newspaper, but this was quickly beaten by the Koenigsegg Agera RS's time of 36 secs. The tires that were used are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and Michelin reps were on hand to be sure everything was good with the tires.


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