Koenigsegg is now officially the world’s fastest car manufacturer!
On the 4th November 2017, factory test driver Niklas Lilja recorded a two-way average speed of 277.9 mph (444.6 km/h) in the Koenigsegg Agera RS, a new world record.
The Agera RS smashed the original record set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which clocked 269.86mph on the Ehra-Lessien test track in 2010, and the Hennessey Venom GT’s one-way 270.49mph run from 2014 at the Kennedy Space Center.
Powered by a 5.0L V8, the Koenigsegg Agera RS, in standard form, pumps out a mighty 1,160 horsepower and the new Bugatti Chiron, powered by an 8.0L quad-turbo W16 engine, delivers 1,479bhp. Will the Chiron beat the fastest production car on earth?