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Koenigsegg Agera RS: 277.9mph

Koenigsegg Agera RS: 277.9mph”

The Koenigsegg Agera RS has just broken the world record for the fastest ever road-legal vehicle. But looks like Koensigsegg has other plans.

This very same auto was stretched to its Earth-scorching limits by factory test driver Niklas Lilja on Saturday, along an 11-mile (17.7 km) piece of public highway near Las Vegas on Saturday that had been shut down by Nevada authorities for the attempt.

The world of cars has a new top trump after the Koenigsegg Agera RS smashed the record for the world's fastest production auto. A new world record!

Hennessey failed to take the speed record, however, because the vehicle only completed one run and the title-holder is required to make two runs down the same stretch of tarmac in opposite directions. It hit a ridiculously quick speed of 267.8 miles per hour (431.072km/h) in 2010.

The point of the exercise wasn't to hit a particular speed quickly as Koenigsegg did last month with its 0-400-0km/h sprint, but to find the upper limits of the 'Egg's capabilities. In this practice run it hit a peak speed of 210mph, accelerating from 0-200mph in eight seconds.

Perhaps most impressively, the Agera RS ran off-the-shelf Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber, albeit with technicians on hand from the French tyre manufacturer to oversee the record. It is fitted with an EJ200 jet engine, sourced from a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

Official certification of the record is forthcoming, but in-car video evidence of the run was released by Racelogic, the company that provided the data logging equipment for the attempt.

How fast can the world's fastest production cars get?

Not to be left behind in the speed stakes, electric cars have also been put through their paces on the race track.



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