Koenigsegg Agera RS Becomes World's Fastest Car With 284 MPH

Posted: Nov 6 2017, 1:40pm CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 
Koenigsegg Agera RS Becomes World's Fastest Car With 284 MPH
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  • Koenigsegg is Now the Maker of the Speediest Vehicle on the Face of the Planet

Koenigsegg Agera RS Hits 284 MPH and Beats Bugatti to Become World's Fastest Car

It is a case of Bugatti and Hennessey being left in the lurch while Koenigsegg has overtaken them as the manufacturer of the world’s fastest car.

An Agera RS, driven by Niklas Lilja, had achieved two-way average speed of 444.6 km/h (277.9 mph) on an 11 mile route that lay between Las Vegas and Pahrump. It was a restricted area.

Koenigsegg Agera RS, equipped with the available 1,360 hp upgrade package, achieved this average speed of 277.9 mph in two runs.

The car hit 272 mph on its first run and 284.3 mph on its second run. Thus Koenigsegg Agera RS easily broke the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport previous two-way average record of 267.8 mph.

This Koenigsegg Agera RS is the same car which broke the record of Chiron by five seconds. The supercar was made in Sweden. The head had his son-in-law (who happens to make movies) address the local administrators of Nevada to close down a large section of Highway 160.

Thus the Segg was allowed to race on the road in accordance with its own rules. While technically speaking the road was shut down for two days, the time for the journey of the Agera RS was not that lengthy. It comprised a couple of hours only.

The car faced strong winds along the way and also had to traverse an uphill track time after time. Yet it made the trip in one piece to the delight of the company head.

Koenigsegg Agera RS test driver spoke of how while he wasn’t apprehensive, he did worry a little about one of the tyres bursting along the way.

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