Koenigsegg set an insane average speed of 277.9 mph in two runs of a stretch of highway in Nevada back in November, potentially making the Agera RS the fastest production car ever, and finally giving the company the opportunity to test at the limit in the real world. Here’s what they learned from that.
Early last month, Koenigsegg shut down a highway and took an Agera RS up to over 284 mph, eventually settling on an averaged max speed of 277 mph that might make it the world’s fastest ever street legal production car. Here’s video from inside the cockpit showing just how insane that run was.
All of us – all of us – have definitively been there. Trundling down an empty stretch of barren, deserted, straight, flat highway, desperate to just gun it. That’s what the Koenigsegg Agera RS did on a stretch of Nevada road, hitting 278 mph. And by doing so, it might have broken the fastest speed ever recorded on a…
On Saturday, the mad Swedes at Koenigsegg did something truly remarkable: in an Agera RS, a factory driver achieved an average speed of 277.9 mph during two runs on Nevada’s Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. This may make the Agera RS the world’s fastest street legal production car. Now you can see what those…
What do you do when you have a Koenigsegg Agera RS, with its 1,160 horsepower, active aerodynamics, and airbags, but want a little more exclusivity? Easy. You give it a new, made-up name. This is the fully road-legal-in-the-United-States Koenigsegg Agera XS.
At last year’s Geneva Motor Show, Koenigsegg announced that as well as building the craziest hypercar we’ve ever seen, they will also make 25 units of the Agera RS track special. Ten month later, all are sold.
Koenigsegg completed only four of the 25 Agera RSs that will ever leave the factory so far, but the 11th car will be the first to be fully homologated and road-legal for the United States of America. And you can see how it gets there.
Koenigsegg will debut two cars this week. The most anticipated is the Regera, which is supposedly the fastest thing the world will ever see. The other is the Agera RS. While we don’t have specs yet, it sure looks like the body has used all of the carbon fiber in Sweden.