The Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now the Fastest Production Car Ever Made


The world of cars has a new top trump after the Koenigsegg Agera RS smashed the record for the world's fastest production vehicle.

This weekend, the Agera RS from Swedish automobile company Koenigsegg recorded the incredible speed of 277.9mph, making it the world's fastest production vehicle.

Neither Koenigsegg nor Lilja are new to a record.

The Bugatti Chiron is its closest rival with a top speed of 261mph, although Bugatti claims it has the potential to hit 310mph in the future.

The Swedish automobile manufacturer's efforts were not in vain though, as the Koenigsegg Agera RS successfully broke the record that was previously held by Bugatti.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS achieved the new record on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which are also tires that regular customers can purchase.

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Koenigsegg's records may not be safe for long, as Hennessey is claiming that its new Venom F5 may be able to approach 300 miles per hour. In one direction, factory test driver Niklas Lija exceeded 284mph.

A video of the attempt purporting to be verified by data-logging firm Racelogic's VBox system has surfaced online and shows the vehicle hitting a top speed of 284mph during its second run.

We'll be there to bring you breaking news if the Venom F5 does manage to crack through that barrier.

The limited-edition Agera RS is powered by a 5-litre V8 producing 1,160bhp and 738lb ft of torque, allowing it to make the sprint from 0-62mph in less than three seconds.

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.