Koenigsegg Agera RS becomes the world's fastest production vehicle

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

That car's aerodynamic features, including a huge rear wing, creating too much drag to be suitable for a record setting top-speed run though.

How fast can the world's fastest production cars get? It was commented that the tyres still looked brand new after the runs, but Michelin are now working on a more capable tyre, which will be used by Bugatti to test the true top speed of the Chiron, which is now limited to 261mph. Also driving the Agera RS, they recently broke the 0-400kph-0 record set just weeks earlier by Bugatti's Chiron.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is the newly crowned fastest production vehicle in the world, after having surpassed the speed attained by previous record-holder, the Bugatti Veyron.

Koenigsegg's attempt at the word record took place on an 11-mile section of the road between between Las Vegas and Pahrump in the Nevada desert that was specially closed by the authorities. Part of that speed verification is in video form below. This may make the Agera RS the world's fastest street legal production auto.

All that remains is for the world speed record, which was recorded and verified by Racelogic, to be officially recognised. It's also said that the Agera RS's surge of torque did not drop off after 240 miles per hour.

Hennessey failed to take the speed record, however, because the auto only completed one run and the title-holder is required to make two runs down the same stretch of tarmac in opposite directions.

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.

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