Koenigsegg Agera RSN Lays Waste To VMax200 Top Speed Record
It’s another day in the record-breaking life of the Koenigsegg Agera RSby Kirby Garlitos, on
The Koenigsegg Agera RSN has set a new VMax200 top speed record, eclipsing the two-year record held by another Koenigsegg, the One:1. For those who aren’t familiar with the VMax200, it’s a top speed event that’s held several times per year at airfields around the U.K. The latest edition took place over the weekend on a 2.1-km track at Kendew Barracks, an airfield located east of Leicester. The Agera RSN — it’s actually an Agera RS — turned in a scintillating run with Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja behind the wheel.
All told, the Agera RS posted an average top speed run of 277.9 mph, eclipsing the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s previous top speed record of 267.81 mph
You give the Koenigsegg Agera RS an open space of road, and it’s capable go doing incredible things. We’ve seen it over and over again, including last November when it set the production car top speed record, hitting an absurd 284.3 mph top speed on a closed section of a road near Las Vegas, Nevada. All told, the Agera RS posted an average top speed run of 277.9 mph, eclipsing the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s previous top speed record of 267.81 mph.
The Agera RS — or Agera RSN, in this instance — didn’t approach that top speed at the VMax200 event. That said, it was still fast enough to top out at 242 mph, breaking the existing 240-mph VMax200 top speed record that was set in 2016 by one of its siblings, the Koenigsegg One:1. The supercar’s blistering pace started early when owner Neil Miller ran it to a speed of 234 mph with no less than his son riding shotgun. With its legs stretched, Miller gave the keys to Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja, who promptly set a new record without even breaking a sweat.
“The car was strong all day,” Lilja said. “We had to do a little fine tuning on the active rear wing as we progressed through the day, so we probably left a few mph on the table for next time. Overall, though, it was a very satisfying event and a good way to back up the experience we had setting five new world records in Nevada last year.”
The ability of the Agera RS to rack up world records like they are stamp collections speaks to the incredible engineering behind it. The supercar sits between the Agera R and the One:1 in Koenigsegg’s hierarchy. It comes with a 5.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 engine with 1,160 horsepower at its disposal. Combine that with a lower curb weight than the Agera R and Agera S, and you have a car that’s capable of record-breaking speed achievements. The VMax200 record is just the latest in a long line of accolades it’s collecting. You need to recognize that there will be more of that in the future.
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