If you’ve still not heard, Koenigsegg recently set a new world record for the highest top speed in a production car at 445.7 km/h in the Agera RS – powered by a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing well over 1,300 hp.
While there may have been other footages of the record-breaking feat, this one projects more of the driver’s point of view and what he had to do which was very very little considering the speeds at which he was travelling at.
For the keen eye with questions on the slow take off, Koenigsegg’s reason was simple – it wasn’t an acceleration record. They didn’t want to cause additional stress to the engine as it would be at redline for a considerable time at its top speed.
Full throttle only took place from 300 km/h onwards and from the looks of it, the Agera was still faster from 300 km/h to 400 km/h than most cars would be from 0 to 100 km/h.
What you’d also notice is how stable the car is at such high speeds. Bear in mind the record was not attempted on a track but instead on a public road. The driver merely had to control the car and not fight it. If the numbers still don’t impress you, get this; at its top speed, the Agera RS was covering over 127 meters per second!