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Koenigsegg sets new record for world's fastest production vehicle

07 November 2017

Hypercar Koenigsegg Agera RS was cranked up to 447 km/h, however it is possible that this record will soon be beaten.

This means the Swedish supercar maker has taken the title of creating the world's fastest production vehicle. The French auto manufacturer's successor to the Veyron, the Chiron, has yet to complete a top speed run.

It's the same model that set a new world record for 0-249-0mph earlier this year - in just 36.44 seconds.

Last month the Koenigsegg Agera RS broke the world record for the fastest time for 0 to 400 km/h and now the supercar has broken another record.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS achieved the new record on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which are also tires that regular customers can purchase. As the name of the record suggests, the Koenigsegg is now the world's fastest production vehicle - which means it hasn't been tweaked or upgraded in any way.

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The video shows both runs: one with a top speed of about 438km/h, the other way up there at 457km/h.

Driver Niklas Lilja took it very slowly at first to warm up the tyres and engine before fully accelerating.

The new record means the Koenigsegg has now bettered the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which has a top speed of 269.86 - as well as the Hennessey Venom GT, which achieved a V-Max of 270.49 miles per hour a few years ago.

The Agera RS is built around a lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque structure and is powered by a 5-litre twin-turbo V8 that pelts out 1014kW and 1371Nm.

Koenigsegg's record is particularly impressive because it was completed not only in a production auto, but down a section of public highway using "standard" tyres.

Koenigsegg sets new record for world's fastest production vehicle