Watch A Koenigsegg Agera RS Hit 284mph In Stunning Onboard Footage

Footage of Koenigsegg's incredible, record-breaking speed run in Nevada has been posted on YouTube, and it'll make your head spin
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Like many people, we were wondering just what kind of peak speed was achieved during Koenigsegg’s record-breaking run with an Agera RS. After all, the 277.9mph figure - which makes the Agera RS the world’s fastest production car - was an average of two runs.

Now we have our answer: 284.3mph. No, that’s not a mistake. Koenigsegg factory test driver Niklas Lilja hit the incredible speed on a closed road in Nevada on the second run that’s shown in this video, having hit 272mph on the run before. You might find yourself fixating on the speedometer on first viewing, so we’d recommend giving it a second watch to see just how fast the scenery is moving past - it’s mind-blowing stuff.

The Swedish hypercar firm confirmed on Twitter earlier today that the Agera’s factory-fitted Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s were used for the run, but other than that, we don’t know a huge amount about the feat - full details are expected to be revealed soon. For now, you can consider our hats well and truly doffed to Lilja and Koenigsegg.


KPS Lucky - Inactive

And this is another reason why Koenigsegg’s cars are incredible. Both beautiful and fast.

11/05/2017 - 19:21 |
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Bugatti also beat Koenigsegg’s speed record in 2005. And now the tables have turned. Revenge is sweet.

11/05/2017 - 19:30 |
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No joke I just posted this video and tagged you

11/05/2017 - 19:21 |
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1:05 that moment when he puts his foot down is so satisfying

11/05/2017 - 19:26 |
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11/05/2017 - 19:26 |
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] Thats 1000+ bhp for you

11/06/2017 - 12:54 |
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Ali Mahfooz

After years of claims, they finally did and went above what they expected. And what timing to upload my history on the legend himself. 😃

11/05/2017 - 19:27 |
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That’s what I felt when posting about Koenigsegg. Had just started writing, and shortly after Koenigsegg set a new 0-400-0 KPH record.

Now this…

11/05/2017 - 19:32 |
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Kaan.H (MR2maniac)

Why didn’t they do it twice like that so you can have an even higher top speed?

11/05/2017 - 19:30 |
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That’s how the world record is set. And average between a run in both directions. This negates having a tail wind pushing you to a higher top speed and a head wind from slowing your top speed. That’s why the Venom didn’t have the record before, they only did the run in one direction

11/05/2017 - 20:17 |
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TheDriver 1

VTEC kicked in y….. Oh forget it

11/05/2017 - 19:34 |
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It’s not just the speed that’s impressive, it’s the sheer rate at which this thing accelerates. It punches straight through 200, then 250 like those speeds are nothing.

11/05/2017 - 20:05 |
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He upshifts again at like 220mph. Thing is nuts!

11/05/2017 - 20:44 |
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Peter 12

Just your normal sunday morning drive, nothing to see here…

11/05/2017 - 20:21 |
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Andreja Životić

I cant wait for Hennessey to take the F5 on a test. Hennessey and Koenigsegg>Bugatti

11/05/2017 - 20:37 |
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Yes… I think the F5 will really reach 300mph and Bugatti die now. Koenigsegg will drop out the 5.0 V8 Twin Turbo for a 5.2 V10 Twin Turbo with 1800hp…

11/05/2017 - 20:53 |
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Bugatti. Why you lying? The Chiron is so fast there are no tires that can withstand it’s 280mph top speed. Dafuq? How did Koenigsegg just go 284.3mph and the car still didn’t need a tire change after the runs?

11/05/2017 - 20:43 |
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Ruben W.

In reply to by CS55

the bugatti weighs a lot more so it still can be true that there are no tires for it yet. but if they want to beat koenigsegg they have to stop making excuses and step up their game for sure.

11/05/2017 - 21:05 |
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In reply to by CS55

Could be the weight for the soundproofing and luxury.

11/06/2017 - 03:17 |
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