Koenigsegg Agera RS Sets Five Production Vehicle World Records

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TrackWorthy - Koenigsegg Agera RS five world records in Pahrump, Nevada (1)

TrackWorthy - Koenigsegg Agera RS five world records in Pahrump, Nevada (1)

A Koenigsegg Agera RS, driven by factory driver Niklas Lilja, achieved five new world records for a production vehicle last month in Pahrump, Nevada:

1. HIGHEST TOP SPEED FOR A PRODUCTION VEHICLE

Calculated using an average of two runs, one in either direction. The record speed achieved: 447.19 km/h (277.87 mph)

2. FASTEST 0-400-0 KM/H RUN

The 0-400-0 km/h run was completed in 33.29 seconds, beating the previous time of 36.44 seconds set by the same car in Denmark in October 2017.

3. FASTEST FLYING KILOMETER ON A PUBLIC ROAD

The highest average speed for a flying kilometer on a public road, calculated after running the car in two directions: 445.63 km/h (276.9 mph)

4. FASTEST FLYING MILE ON A PUBLIC ROAD

The highest average speed for a flying kilometer on a public road, calculated after running the car in two directions: 445.63 km/h (276.9 mph)

5. HIGHEST SPEED ACHIEVED ON A PUBLIC ROAD

Single direction speed recorded: 457.94 km/h (284.55 mph)

The Agera RS used for the record is the same car used by Koenigsegg to record the 0-400-0 km/h record announced in October 2017. The car is a customer-owned vehicle, a Koenigsegg Agera RS fitted with our 1MW engine upgrade producing 1,360 hp when running on E85 fuel. The car was also fitted with a rollcage, a standard safety precaution that was also used on the 0-400-0 km/h run. Both the 1MW engine and the removable rollcage are options available to every Koenigsegg customer.
The Agera RS was using the same tires that come as standard equipment for this model, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 fitted to 5-spoke, Aircore carbon fibre rims. Representatives from Michelin were on site to check the condition of the tires at the completion of each run. Only 1 set of tires was used to achieve all five records.

The high-speed runs were made on a public road, on a closed section of Highway 160 near Pahrump, Nevada, in the United States. The Agera RS completed runs in both directions along the highway. The high-speed runs were also used to collect data for the flying kilometer and flying mile. The 0-400-0 run was also conducted on Highway 160.

Highest Top Speed for a Production Vehicle – 447.19 km/h (277.87 mph). The previous acknowledged record high speed for a production vehicle was held by the Bugatti Veyron, which recorded a high speed of 431.07 km/h (267.86 mph). The run was timed with Vbox data-logging equipment supplied by Racelogic, with a Racelogic representative on site to install the equipment and verify the data. The new record set by the Koenigsegg Agera RS broke the old record held by the Bugatti Veyron by nearly 16 km/h, or 10 mph.

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