Watch A Koenigsegg Agera Hit 284mph In Stunning Onboard Footage

The Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now the Fastest Production Car Ever Made

The Koenigsegg managed to beat the former record-holding Hennessey Venom GT's run by 7mph. The fastest top speed for the auto during the event was 284 miles per hour with the other run ringing in at a top speed of 272 miles per hour.

The Swedish supercar attained speeds of 272 mph and 284 mph during a recent attempt in Las Vegas, for an average speed of 277 mph (or 446 km/h), bettering the mark of 267 mph (430 km/h) previously set by its French rival Bugatti with the Veyron. On Saturday, factory driver Niklas Lilja reached 277.9 miles per hour (447.1km/h) in one of the company's Agera RS hypercars. Michelin is working on a tyre capable of withstanding the forces that would be generated when the 1,479bhp, 1996kg auto approached the 300mph barrier and, if it's successful, we could see more production vehicle world speed record fireworks in the near future. The two speeds were averaged together to get the official time.

Before confirming that "it was over by lunch on day one", the brand responded to journalists on Twitter to confirm that it had completed the run using the "standard fitment" Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres.

Worryingly they are only guaranteed by Michelin up to 186mph, though Koenigsegg engineers were confident they would survive an extra 100mph on top of that. The above video shows just that and features Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja hitting almost 300 miles per hour.

'Driving the road at 100mph, it was very quiet and smooth.

Asked what was next for the auto, he added: 'Of course we want to prove it's quicker than anything else in the corners too'.

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