The Koenigsegg Agera RS Is The World's New Fastest Car

A cool 278 mph

3y ago

We just found out that Nevada closed an 11-mile stretch of highway for the weekend in order for Koenigsegg to find out just how fast an Agera RS is; before now, the car had no official top speed. Koenigsegg Tweeted around noon that the RS managed to hit 277.9 mph on the public road, smashing the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's previous record of 268 mph.

This mind-numbing figure is the product of the Agera's 5.0L twin-turbo V8 and incredibly light body; it has all the brute force of the Bugatti minus the AWD heft and luxury-hotel interior, so it's no surprise that it was able to smash the record given enough space.

The Agera reportedly reached 291 mph on one of its first runs, and if that's true, there was probably a pretty strong tailwind. In order to arrive at a 278 mph average, it would have had to do about 30 mph less in the other direction.

All the data was recorded on-site by Racelogic, and the car was piloted by Koenigsegg's test driver Niklas Lilja.

Congratulations to everyone on Koenigsegg's engineering team, which I'm now firmly convinced is capable of witchcraft.


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Comments (5)

  • Made my opinion from the article written by Benjamin Chen, Bugatti Veyron super sport and eb110 owner and his story when he tried to buy an egg agera rs. Check out to see the whole story mate

      3 years ago
  • I’ve heard that these broke under pressure, if I had the money I would go for a Bugatti... because is more reliable and they have the best post sale service in the world 🌎

      3 years ago
    • except modern Bugattis look like shit. fat beetles or just a bloated fat american esque looking thing. Egg's are beautifully crafted works of art. Light, nimble, precise, stern, not bloated. Cool and serious yet pristine and elegant.

        3 years ago
    • Not to mention more niche and less ostentatious, and therefore much, much cooler.

        3 years ago