Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
November 6th, 2017
Swedish car maker Koenigsegg broke the record for the world’s fastest production car (which means that the car is sold to consumers and legal to drive on public roads) on Saturday with its Agera RS, which hit an average speed of 277.9 mph during two runs on a closed, 11-mile stretch of highway in Nevada, according to Top Gear.
The car beat the previous record of 267.8 mph, set by Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport in 2010.
You can watch Koenigsegg’s record-breaking run, courtesy of Racelogic, below.
But that’s not the only record the Agera RS has broken.
In addition to hitting a maximum speed of 284.55 mph on its first run, which topped the previous best of 270.40 mph by the Hennessey Venom GT, it also recently posted the fastest time from 0 to 249 mph, doing so in 36.44 seconds, 5.52 seconds than the previous record of 41.96 seconds, set by the Bugatti Chiron.
Koenigsegg’s records may not be safe for long, as Hennessey is claiming that its new Venom F5 may be able to approach 300 mph.
While the company has yet to test that claim, there are concerns that tires available to consumers would not be able handle that speed without becoming damaged.
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