On Saturday, A Koenigsegg Agera RS driven by factory test driver Niklas Lilja recorded a two-way average speed of 277.9 mph (444.6 km/h) on an 11-mile section of closed public highway between Las Vegas and Pahrump to claim the highest speed ever recorded by a production car.
Clocking a monstrous speed of 284.55mph in one direction, then 271.19mph while fighting an uphill gradient and strong headwind in the other, Koenigsegg knew that it’d done enough straight out of the blocks. In those two runs (that matched the computer simulations) Niklas and the RS had simultaneously bettered the average v-max of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which clocked 269.86mph on the Ehra-Lessien test track in 2010, and the Hennessey Venom GT’s one-way 270.49mph run from 2014 at the Kennedy Space Center, which, up until now, has been the fastest a production car has ever gone.
But with the new Hennessey Venom F5 to being teased to hit 300 mph, how long will this record last?
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