The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport world speed record has been smashed to pieces by the Koenigsegg Agera RS on Saturday by setting the new highest speed world record for a production vehicle by hitting a whopping 284.2 m/h (457.37 km/h) by coursing through on a part of the public highway in Nevada, US.
The video [embedded above] shows how the Koenigsegg Agera RS achieved an average speed of 277.9 mph (447.0 km/h) while in a single run it achieved 284.2 m/h (457.37 km/h). The Koenigsegg Agera RS set the new world record with the data for the record verified by Racelogic.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS that set the new world speed record for a production vehicle was a red one powered by 1,360 bhp RS’s 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and removable roll-cage.
According to the Guinness World Records, a production vehicle is a vehicle in its original condition, with no modifications or adjustments other than those offered as factory options by the manufacturer. But there are no stipulations on how many of the cars must be produced, so only a handful of hyper-specialized and expensive sports cars are usually in competition for the record.
According to information available there are only about 70 of the Koenigsegg Agera RS in the world currently. The company is able to manufacture around 15 of them each year with a price tag of a whopping 5 million USD.
In order to challenge the former record of 268 miles per hour (455.6 Kilometers per hour) which was set by in 2010 by a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, an 11-mile (18.7 kilometers) section of state Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump in Nevada was temporary closed for hours.