Ride Onboard As A Koenigsegg Agera RS Hits 284 MPH

Not long after we learned about Koenigsegg’s record-breaking top speed runs in Nevada, onboard footage from the runs has been shared online.

To achieve a two-way average of 277.9 mph, the Agera RS, equipped with the available 1,360 hp upgrade package, hit 272 mph on its first run and a blistering 284.3 mph on its second run, easily eclipsing the previous two-way average record of 267.8 mph achieved by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

The onboard footage shows that on both runs, Koenigsegg test driver Niklas Lilja, accelerated very slowly, evidently in an attempt to avoid any high-speed wheel spin. It isn’t until about 186 mph (300 km/h) that he plants his right foot to the floor, launching the road-legal rocket down the road at frightening speeds. In fact, it only takes about 10 seconds for the Swedish hypercar to accelerate from 300 km/h to 400 km/h and on the return run, hit 284.3 mph (457.5 km/h) with relative ease.

For years, it seemed as if it would be impossible for Koenigsegg to verify its top speed claims due to the lack of racetracks that allow a car to go so fast. Not dissuaded, the carmaker took a leaf out of the SSC Ultimate Aero’s book by recording its top speed on a public road in the U.S.



  • kachuks

    Niklas’ sac should officially count as ballast.

  • ErnieB

    Screw the others .. this is the car I’d get if I had the $$$$ work of art!

  • Six_Tymes

    Niklas Lilja, that dude has major balls. wow.

  • RDS Alphard

    It wasn’t full throttle until well over 300 km/h!


    Koenigsegg: Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you.

    Bugatti: No you can’t.

    Koenigsegg: Yes I can.

    Bugatti: No you can’t.

    Koenigsegg: Yes I can.

    Bugatti: No you can’t.

    Koenigsegg: Yes I can!

    [Fanboys bicker in the background]

    • PK

      nice song xD

  • lapirk

    good god that thrust from 200mph gave me the bumps. amazing. screw you bugatti

  • smartacus

    HEAU le CHITTE!!!

    runs like a sewing machine
    …made by Kalashnikov!

  • JorgeDeeeeeaz

    The way the car continues to cruise at 200kph like at less than half of what it’s capable of. Meanwhile my car is close to max at 200kph o.O

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Koenigsegg has finally pulled the trigger.

    And it’s a direct headshot.

  • Blade t

    Crazy fast car….

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