Watch A Koenigsegg Agera Hit 284mph In Stunning Onboard Footage

An 11-mile section of state Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump will close Saturday and Sunday as Swedish supercar company Koenigsegg attempts to set the world record for the fastest productio

The Agera RS made the trip to America and was in Nevada over the weekend with special permission from the Nevada Department of Transportation to close a section of the road linking Las Vegas and Pahrump.

The Guinness World Record for the highest top speed in a production auto is still held by Bugatti and its Veyron Super Sport, with 267.8mph, but this latest run proves Koenigsegg has the machinery to challenge that.

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

The Swedish automobile manufacturer's efforts were not in vain though, as the Koenigsegg Agera RS successfully broke the record that was previously held by Bugatti.

So, for now, Koenigsegg holds the record for the fastest production auto in the world, but Hennessey recently unveiled the Venom GT's successor, the Venom F5, a 1,600 bhp road monster that's expected to pierce through the 300 miles per hour barrier.

The video above shows that the Agera RS reaches 272mph (437.7kmh) on the first run and an impressive 284.3mph (457kmh) during the second. In one direction, factory test driver Niklas Lija exceeded 284mph.

The biggest cause for concern during the run was the off-the-shelf Michelin Cup 2 tyres, which have never been tested at such high speeds.

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

In fact, it's now the fastest vehicle in the world. Recall hypercar Koenigsegg has a 5.0-liter V8 twin-turbo power 1360 HP (1 MW).

It turns out the Koenigsegg Agera RS is quite fast.

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