Days after the guys at Hennessey performance debut the Venom F5 which they say can do 300+ mph, the Koenigsegg Agera Rs went on to shatter the current world record by smashing the Bugati Veyron’s long standing record of 267.855 mph.
The attempt took place at the Nevada State Route stretch near Pahrump with Koenigesseg test driver Niklas Lilja behind the wheels of the brand new 1,360 hp, 1,011 lb-ft Agera RS that belongs to private owner Mark Stidham. The Koenigsegg Agera Rs actually hit 284 mph during the first run and then 277.2 mph during the second run. The record you see is the average of the two runs which was verified by two RaceLogic Vbox data loggers.
A Koenigsegg Agera RS driven by factory driver Niklas Lilja has recorded a 2-way avg speed of 444.6 km/h (277.9 mph). A new world record! pic.twitter.com/FXUjKpTW1q
— Koenigsegg Official (@koenigsegg) November 4, 2017
The Bugatti Chiron is expected to start conducting its own top speed trials in 2018, will the Venom F5 do 300 mph anytime soon?