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Koenigsegg Agera RS Claims Not One, Not Two, But Five Speed Records

This is one seriously fast car

3y ago

From here on out whenever you want to talk about speed records, you're going to have learn how to spell and pronounce "Koenigsegg." Might as well get comfortable because the Koenigsegg Agera RS just claimed five new speed records.

The first one was from last month when the Agera RS went from 0-249 MPH-0 in 36.44 seconds. Over the weekend, the same Agera RS decided that time was still too slow, so it went ahead and did the same thing with a time of 33.29, eight seconds faster than a Bugatti Chiron.

Over the course of two runs, the Agera RS maintained an average top speed of 277.87, making it the fastest production car in the world. One run featured a speed of 284.55 MPH, while the other run hit 271.19 MPH.

Koenigsegg then broke Rudolf Caracciola's 1938 flying kilometer on a public road record average speed of 268 MPH, and highest average speed for a flying mile on a public road of 268.74. The Agera RS set a time of 276.9 for the flying kilometer and 276.36 for the flying mile.

The final record was the highest speed on a public road, previous set by Mercedes in 1938. Koenigsegg posted a time of 284.55, breaking the near 80 year old record.

With crazy speeds like this, it might be a while before we see the name Koenigsegg topple from the top of these speed records!


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Comments (11)

  • Just wait for the Regera!

      3 years ago
  • Nice to see the record beat by the Agera RS, but I find it strange it hasn't been done sooner.................???

      3 years ago
  • The fact that it broke records which stood since 1938 says much about Rudolf Caracciola and what he achieved back then which no one has bettered until now.

      3 years ago
    • Caraciolla used a specially designed bodywork on a race car... Nevertheless, still an impressive feature :)

        3 years ago
  • ❎konigseg




      3 years ago
  • Theres like 3 cars that could go faster venom f5 that wierd ssc car the tartar somthing and the devel 16 which yes i know it is a pipe dream

      3 years ago
    • The venom F5 hasn’t been proven. The SSC won’t go that fast... no idea what the tartar is... and the fact that you even said Devel 16 is laughable.

        3 years ago
    • I think he means the SSC Tuatara, which never really developed into a production car.

        3 years ago