Koenigsegg beats Bugatti to title of world's fastest vehicle

Koenigsegg beats Bugatti to title of world's fastest vehicle

The world of cars has a new top trump after the Koenigsegg Agera RS smashed the record for the world's fastest production auto.

The Koenigsegg managed to beat the former record-holding Hennessey Venom GT's run by 7mph. It achieved a two-way average of 270.49mph on Valentine's Day in 2014.

The test was carried out on an 11-mile stretch of road between Las Vegas and Pahrhump, that had been closed to the public.

We'll update this post as we get more information, but preliminarily, it looks like the Agera RS is faster than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

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 Koenigsegg registered a top speed of 271.2mph, beating the Veyron even while battling an incline and oncoming winds.

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According to Jim Lau from Racelogic - the folks who helped verify the speed with various VBox data loggers - the event was actually put on by Koenigsegg owners.

Another challenger is the recently revealed Venom F5 from America's Hennessey.

To hit these incredible speeds, the Agera RS is built using a lightweight carbon fiber body and an aluminum honeycomb monocoque structure.

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

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.

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