Koenigsegg Agera RS registered a speed record of 447 kmph in Nevada; breaks Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s record
Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has achieved an exciting feat with its Agera RS. The Koenigsegg Agera RS has become the fastest road legal car in the world by registering a whopping 447 kmph speed record in the desert around Pahrump in Nevada. This car was being driven by Koenigsegg factory test driver Niklas Lilja during the run.
With this new speed record Koenigsegg Agera RS has shattered the record of Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s 2010 record, when the car clocked 431 kmph. While Bugatti Veyron’s successor Chiron is capable of reaching 463 kmph speed mark, it reached only 420 kmph when put to test with Juan Pablo Montoya behind the steering wheel.
While Koenigsegg’s claim of Agera RS becoming the fastest road legal car is yet to be verified, this speed was taken as an average. Also, the speed record was achieved not on the Agera RS’ own instruments, but with a separate Racelogic module. Attempting for high speed record by sportscar manufacturers is nothing new and Koenigsegg’s latest record comes just as the latest part of that.
When Bugatti Chiron set the record of 0-400-0 kmph run, it accelerated to 400 kmph from standstill position and came to a stop in less than 42 seconds and completed the run at a distance of less than 8,600 feet. Koenigsegg responded to this record by performing the same with Agera RS.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS performed this 0-400-0 kmph run in 36.4 seconds and at a distance of 8.009 feet. Hennessey too performed same run and its Venom GT reached 435 kmph on a runway at Kennedy Space Center back in 2014. The Texas based supercar manufacturer claims its new Venom F5 can reach 482 kmph speed mark. However, the claim is yet to be verified.