This Swedish supercar just smashed Bugatti's world's fastest vehicle record

Sorry Bugatti there's a new king in town

Using a customer auto, the Swedish manufacturer confirmed on Twitter that it had received permission to close the road for two days, but needed just three runs - one sighting run, then a full-chat effort in each direction - to break the old record.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS set the landmark speed on a closed public road in Nevada, USA.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS has been crowned as the fastest vehicle ever after clocking 277mph.

According to reports, the Koenigsegg Agera RS' recent success makes it eligible for the Guinness World Records, pending confirmation from the organization. The Swedish land-land missile climbed all the way to 284 mph in the second run shown in the clip, while its previous run saw the beast hitting 272 mph, with the 277.9 mph headline figure being the average of the two. As with the 0-400-0 run, it was Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja behind the wheel - he's clearly a man with adamantium-spec balls.

There's been a long-standing war of words and on the tracks between Koenigsegg and Bugatti over the speed record.

With a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing an eye-watering 1,380bhp, the Agera RS can accelerate from 0-249mph and back to 0 in just 36.44 seconds. On a deserted highway was broken the speed record for production cars. The battle has been fought for attaining the top speed between Hennessey, Bugatti, and Koegnigsegg.

It also trumped the one-way run of the Hennessey Venom GT in 2014 at the Kenned Space center, which was pegged at an average speed of 270.49 miles per hour.

Before confirming that "it was over by lunch on day one", the brand responded to journalists on Twitter to confirm that it had completed the run using the "standard fitment" Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres.



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