If this past week was not action packed enough with the annual SEMA show being held in Las Vegas. Koenigsegg decided to attack the World Production Speed Record on public but closed road in Nevada. The car’s data and matrix were verified by a Racelogic VBOX HD2 for true data record purposes.
The Koennigsegg Agera RS is officially the world fastest production car as of this past weekend. Roughly a 11 mile long strip of Nevada highway was officially shut down for a period of time for the Swedish car maker to attack the record. The previous record was recorded by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (269.86 mph). The Hennessey Venom GT topped the Bugatti with a 270.49 mph run. Koenigsegg’s factory driver Niklas Lilja was behind the wheel of the RS that accumulated an average two-way speed of 277.9 mph.
A top speed was recorded during the run of 284.55mph. If you are wondering how this Swedish machine did it, well here are the specs. With a horsepower figure of 1,360 hp and 1,011 lb-ft of torque this Agera RS was able to bust through the air and take out the world famous Bugatti.
We believe this record will be the first of many to come in the next year or two as Bugatti has recently deliver the latest Chiron to its’ customers and Hennessey recently debuted at SEMA it latest weapon on the world.