The need for speed, the fast and furious – whatever you want to call it, Koenigsegg has got it. The Swedish car manufacturer is officially home to the world’s fastest production car, its Agera RS – the same car that smashed the Bugatti Chiron’s 0-249mph-0 record by over five seconds.
After closing off an 11-mile section of public highway in the Nevada desert, Koenigsegg’s Agera RS, driven by factory test driver Niklas Lilja, set a two-way average speed of 277.9 mph (444 km/h). The first run saw the Agera RS clock a record-shattering 284.55 mph, while the second run of 271.19 mph confirmed its status as the fastest production car ever.
Both runs were enough to easily best the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s average of 269.86 mph in 2010 and the Hennessey Venom GT’s one-way 270.49 mph run from 2014, the previous record.
Check out the run below before reading up on Hennessey’s $1.6 million car that aims to break the 300 mph barrier.