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Koenigsegg Agera RS Beats Speed Record Held by Bugatti

Koenigsegg Agera RS Beats Speed Record Held by Bugatti

The Agera RS used was on the same tires that are delivered to customers on the auto if you are wondering.

At the beginning of October, the Agera RS also broke the time record for the 0-400-0, during which the auto must accelerate from 0 to 400 km/h and then decelerate back to a stop.

It broke the previous record of 267.9 miles per hour set by Bugatti's Veyron Super Sport in 2010.

On its first run, the £1.5 million Agera RS hit 271.1mph, reaching 284.7mph on its second run.

For those out of the loop, the Koenigsegg Agera RS is a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8-powered Swedish hypercar.

That accolade came thanks to the Swedish missile hitting 447 km/h (make that 277.9 mph), a feat that took place in Pahrump, NV. Earlier in October, Koenigsegg took another record from Bugatti, smashing the 0-400-0 km/h record. American tuner, Hennesey, claimed it built the world's fastest vehicle with its 968kW, Lotus-based Venom GT after it questioned whether the Veyron's long-standing record was illegitimate as the auto was driven without its electronic speed limiter, and therefore not representative of its road-going specification. Since this was a world record attempt, the speed was verified by a third-party company called Racelogic. It's so fast in fact that it can accelerate from 0-249mph and back to 0 in just 36.44 seconds.

Sure, the V10 Italian exotic may only have half the power of an Agera RS with the Megawatt engine, but the Sant'Agata Bolognese machine has something that the Swede is missing, namely a naturally aspirated heart.

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