The Swedish company just doesn’t seem to know how to take a break – as relentless as the acceleration of its hypercars, Koenigsegg has recently clocked in yet another milestone.

It has just set a new world record for the highest top speed by a production car at 277.9 mph (445.7 km/h) in the 5.0-liter turbocharged V8 Agera RS producing over 1,300 hp.

This follows after their recent feat of setting the fastest 0 to 400 km/h to 0 time of just 36.44 seconds, beating the Bugatti Chiron’s only recently set record of 41.96 seconds.

The two-way average of 277.9 mph (445.7 km/h) overtook the previous record held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport by 12 mph (19 km/h), and pipped the Hennessy Venom’s by just 7 mph (11 km/h) – although the Venom’s did not count as it only did one attempt as opposed to the required two for an average to be taken.

Piloted by Koenigsegg’s factory test driver, Niklas Lija, the record-breaking attempt took place on a deserted 11-mile (17.7 km) highway in the Nevada, USA which was kindly closed by the state specifically for this run.

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Pan Eu Jin
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