The world record was Smashed! Koenigsegg Agera RS is the Fastest Car now!
Koenigsegg Agera RS is the new speedster in the world of the fastest cars. The supercar from the Swedish auto manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB has claimed the title of the Fastest Car in the World with a two-way average speed of 277.9mph. The mind-boggling truth is its actual speed is even higher than that. It hit 284mph on one leg during the run! The official figure was counted by calculating the average of the two legs.
Where Did the Test Run Take Place?
On a closed 12-mile stretch of Highway 160 in Nevada State Road, just outside of Las Vegas. The test took place on November 4 when newly built Koenigsegg Agera RS made two runs, one in each direction. Its average speed was 277.9mph, which was enough for making it to the Guinness World Record Book.
The previous record was held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport that runs at 267.6mph in 2013. The Hennessey Venom GT had an unofficial record of running at 270.39 mph in 2014. However, the Agera RS left no doubt by beating both of them by a good margin.
Racelogic, an automotive technology company, provided the necessary equipment for data logging during the run. It released an in-car video as an evidence to the records. Check it below:
How Many Records Did the Koenigsegg Agera RS Break?
It broke total five records. Apart from being the Fastest Car in the World, it smashed the 0-400-0kmh (0-249mph) record that a Bugatti Chiron had set just weeks before. It took 33.29 seconds to speed up from 0 to 249 miles, which is eight seconds quicker than the Chiron. The other three public road records it had broken were:
- Highest speed (284.55mph)
- Fastest flying mile (276.36.mph)
- Fastest flying kilometer (276.9mph)
The Mercedes-Benz Rekordwagen was the previous holder of these three records that have gone unchallenged for almost 80 years. The Rekordwagen, an enhanced version of a racing car named W125, made these records on a run in a closed section of a Highway in Germany, in 1938.
Configuration of the Koenigsegg Agera RS
The car is a two-door, double-seater that features a body made of lightweight but highly strong Kevlar. It has a removable hardtop, power windows, and leather interior.
The car runs on an extremely powerful 5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which is capable of generating a massive 1370Nm of peak torque and an impressive 1400ps of peak power. It has double overhead camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder, and a 7-speed paddle-shift transmission. The engine is not only super-fast but it can accelerate too.
The Future Competitions
The fight for manufacturing the fastest car in the world is certainly a prestige issue for many automobile manufacturers. So, don’t be surprised if you hear the name of another car grabbing the record in near future.
Currently, the two potential candidates are Bugatti Chiron and Hennessey’s upcoming Venom F5. The €2.4 million Chiron is a 1,600 hp car that is faster and more powerful than Bugatti’s another hypercar, the Veyron Super Sport. The Venom F5 has not made its debut yet but Hennessey claims it to be faster than 300mph. We cannot also rule out the possibility of an upgraded version of Koenigsegg Agera RS to win the final race!