As supercars become faster and more powerful by the generation, each of these hyper machines are gunning for supremacy in terms of acceleration and outright speed. The usual zero-to-one-hundred kph is so last century as 0-200kph or beyond is the new standard. Then of course, there is the all-conquering fastest top speed, which is now held by the Koenigsegg Aera RS.
Yes, the record, which was previously held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, has now been shattered by Koenigsegg. The Agera RS did an eye-watering 444.6kph average speed during two runs in opposite directions (as dictated by Guinness World Records requirements) in Pahrump, Nevada in the hands of factory driver Niklas Lilja. The number to beat was 431kph. Racelogic was on hand to verify the results
It can be recalled that Koenigsegg previously broke yet another record set by Bugatti. Just around a month or so ago, the Bugatti Chron’s 41.49-second 0-400kph run was beaten by the Agera RS to the tune of 36.44 ticks. And if you look under the hood, the numbers can actually tell a story. The 5.0-liter bi-turbo V8 puts out a staggering 1,360hp and 1,371Nm. And with a dry weight of just 1,295kg, you can just imagine what kind of performance this hypercar dishes out.
We’re quite certain this record will be broken soon. But for now, the Koenigsegg Agera RS can bask in the glory of being the fastest production car in the world.