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Koenigsegg Agera RS becomes world's fastest car

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, November 7, 2017 | 05:34 pm

Swedish high-performance sports car manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB has rightfully claimed bragging rights for manufacturing the fastest car in the world – for now.

According to Fox Newsthe company's Agera RS supercar was put to the test on an 11-mile Nevada state road. It sped to both ends of the road, and the results were later averaged to comply with Guinness World Record rules.

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The driver, Niklas Lilja, hit a breakneck speed of 271.2 miles per hour on his first try. But even that was dwarfed by his second try, when he clocked in at 284.6 mph. The 278 mph average easily bested the former record holder, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which averaged 267.8 mph.

Although the company hasn’t even received their hard-earned Guinness World Record certificate yet, other high-performance car companies like Bugatti and Hennessey are already making plans to take the top spot from Koenigsegg. (ezr/kes)