The 278 mph Koenigsegg Agera RS is the new world’s fastest car

Koenigsegg may be the new king.

The small Swedish automaker’ s Agera RS supercar provides claimed the title of World’ s Fastest Production Car on 277. 9 mph. And it’ s even faster than that will.

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The record was set Sunday on a closed 11-mile stretch associated with Nevada State Road 160 outdoors Las Vegas. The 1, 341 hewlett packard car made two runs on the dead-straight highway, one in each path, and its speeds were averaged since required for Guinness-recognized world record.

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On the very first, Koenigsegg test driver Niklas Lilja hit 271. 2 mph, quick enough to best the informal one-way record of 270. 39 mph set by the Hennessey Venom GT within 2014 . The return operate at 284. 6 mph merely left the Hennessey and every additional car ever made in the desert dirt. That includes the Bugatti Veyron Extremely Sport, which has held the official report of 267. 8 mph considering that 2013.

Official certification of the record will be forthcoming, but in-car video proof of the run was released by Racelogic, the company that provided the data signing equipment for the attempt.

The roughly $2 million Agera RS is powered by a five. 0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that provides power to the rear wheels. And it’s not simply fast, but it can accelerate, as well. The car also set a new indicate for the 0-400-0 run at thirty-three. 87 seconds, breaking its own report of 36. 44 seconds accomplished just a month ago.

Attempts to break the very best speed record should be coming soon.

Bugatti has a brand new 1, 600 hp car the Chiron that’ ersus more powerful than the Veyron Super Sports activity, and its own private test monitor in Germany to play on. In the mean time,   Hennessey simply last week (in Las Vegas, coincidentally) revealed its upcoming Venom F5 , which it claims will be able to proceed faster than 300 mph.