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

The fastest top speed for the auto during the event was 284 miles per hour with the other run ringing in at a top speed of 272 miles per hour. Of course, the video is not almost as thrilling as what it must have felt like to hit those speeds, but it is interesting to see the 270-plus miles per hour.

Factory driver Niklas Lilja was the man behind the wheel.

The vehicle was driven by Koenigsegg's test driver Niklas Lilja on a closed road, topping out at 457.9km/h in the more favourable direction.

All that remains is for the world speed record, which was recorded and verified by Racelogic, to be officially recognised.

Even the much lower average was high enough to eclipse the record set by Bugatti's Veyron 16.4 Super Sport in 2010, itself a blistering 431 km/h (268 mph).

Another challenger is the recently revealed Venom F5 from America's Hennessey. The closure was set to be in place for two days but the Koenigsegg team broke the record early on the first day. It's powered by a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 delivering 1,341 horsepower. The company beat its own record for the 0-400-0 kph (0-248.54-0 mph) run.

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.

Before confirming that "it was over by lunch on day one", the brand responded to journalists on Twitter to confirm that it had completed the run using the "standard fitment" Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres.

  • Anthony Vega