Koenigsegg Agera RS becomes the world's fastest production vehicle

Koenigsegg Agera RS

The world of cars has a new top trump after the Koenigsegg Agera RS smashed the record for the world's fastest production auto. Of course, the video is not almost as thrilling as what it must have felt like to hit those speeds, but it is interesting to see the 270-plus miles per hour.

The test was carried out on an 11-mile stretch of road between Las Vegas and Pahrhump, that had been closed to the public. The Agera RS is now the worlds fastest auto, with a combined top speed on a two run test of 277.9 miles per hour.

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The Swedish hypercar comfortably beat the 268mph record set by the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport in 2010. The average of 277.9mph secured the record.

Koenigsegg also claims to have set another record on the day. Since this was a world record attempt, the speed was verified by a third-party company called Racelogic.

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Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg has smashed the production vehicle speed record with its Agera RS hypercar, stealing the title from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

On its first run the Koenigsegg registered a top speed of 271.2mph, beating the Veyron even while battling an incline and oncoming winds. It's so fast in fact that it can accelerate from 0-249mph and back to 0 in just 36.44 seconds.

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Sure, the V10 Italian exotic may only have half the power of an Agera RS with the Megawatt engine, but the Sant'Agata Bolognese machine has something that the Swede is missing, namely a naturally aspirated heart. They were a standard set of off-the-rack Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires-simply incredible considering the stresses they would have been put under.

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