The Koenigsegg Agera RS is now the world's fastest auto

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

The two runs took place on Nevada's Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump.

As the on-board footage shows, the task was easily handled - the mesmerizing video with the record-breaking attempt showing the company's factory driver, Niklas Lilja, pushing the 1,360-horsepower hypercar to around 272 miles per hour (437.7 kph) during the first run and an impressive 284.3 miles per hour (457.5 kph) during the second run.

Bugatti is expected to attempt an official top speed record with its Chiron in the near future, using a new tyre design from Michelin. After making a joke of the Bugatti Chiron's record, Koenigsegg has made a decision to take on the just announced Hennessey Venom F5.

The 1000kW/1371Nm Koenigsegg still had more potential though, something Lilja seemed to know quite well, as he went back for another run. The tires that were used are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and Michelin reps were on hand to be sure everything was good with the tires.

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Unveiled at SEMA earlier this week, the Hennessey Venom F5 was teased with a 300mph road-sign.

Forget the Bugatti Veyron, the record for the fastest production auto has been smashed yet again.

Even the much lower average was high enough to eclipse the record set by Bugatti's Veyron 16.4 Super Sport in 2010, itself a blistering 431 km/h (268 mph).

All that remains is for the world speed record, which was recorded and verified by Racelogic, to be officially recognised. If the run is successful, it will put a huge gap in front of the current Agera RS record that's going to be very hard to beat - until the next major hypercar comes along, that is.

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