Koenigsegg is fastest production car

Pahrump, Nevada (USA), 6. November 2017

It's official: The Koenigsegg Agera RS is the fastest street-legal production car in the world. In accordance with the requirements for a new Guinness world record the average speed from two runs is calculated (in the opposite direction), and the Agera RS made a new best brand of 277,9 miles per hour, so 447,2 km/h. The highest achieved speed was 284,55 mph (458 km/h). The world record was achieved on an eleven-mile-long piece of closed-off Highways in Pahrump in the U.S. state of Nevada. At the wheel of Koenigseggs test driver Niklas Lilja sat. For the data recording and the verification of the Numbers race logic was responsible.

Record was already a seven year old

The speed was to beat it, dates back to the year 2010. A Bugatti Veyron Super Sport achieved at that time, the brand of 267,81 miles per hour (431 km/h). Bugatti test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel drove the best brand at the time, on the Volkswagen test track in Ehra-Lessien. 2014 Hennessey made his 1.260 HP Venom GT an unofficial world record of 435 km/h. Because of the speed but was not confirmed as specified in the two runs, was not recognised in the record of Guinness. With his recently unveiled, the 1,600-HP Venom F5, the Texas-based Tuner Hennessey would like to start soon a new record-breaking attempt. The vehicle should reach a top speed of 301 miles per hour (484 km/h). Bugatti has also announced that in 2018, with the 1,500 HP Chiron a world speed record.

1,360 HP at 1.295 kilos

But we come back to the new record holder, the Koenigsegg Agera RS. The Swedish Hypercar is powered by a 5.0-Liter Biturbo V8 that makes 1,360 HP and 1.371 Newton metres of torque at the ready. The car only weighs 1.295 kilos and was recently the 0-400-0 km/h in 36,44 seconds. So that was it 5.5 seconds faster than the Bugatti Chiron. The record-breaking vehicle is a customer car, the standard fitted Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres was on the way.(sw)