Koenigsegg has released onboard footage of the Agera RS breaking the production speed record and more specifically the highest top speed run of that day, clocking 284.55mph (457.94km/h).
If you had to pick what was the thing that impressed you the most from Koenigsegg’s new speed records (other than, you know, the speeds) it has to be the staggering stability the Agera RS displays when going flat out beyond the 200mph mark.
This is also displayed by Niklas Lilja, Koenigsegg’s factory driver, who casually takes his hand off the steering wheel while still doing 200mph. The effortlessness of the whole feat is what hits you the most.
For those who still don’t know, Koenigsegg was able to break no less than five production vehicle speed records that day with a customer-owned Agera RS in Pahrump Nevada. Among these records is of course the highest top speed for a production car, set at 277.87mph (447.19km/h) as calculated using an average of two runs and a 0-400km/h-0 run in 33.29 seconds.
Fitted with a 1,360hp V8 engine running on E85 fuel, the Koenigsegg Agera RS used for the record was wearing a set of standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s, with the company using just one set of tires to achieve all speed records.
Koenigsegg’s achievement should make Bugatti even more nervous when it’s their turn to unleash the Chiron for a top speed run but until then, the speed king comes from Sweden.