From 12mph to 284mph in 123 years

In 123 years, the top speed of cars has developed from bicycling to flying!

Karl Benz introduced the Velo in 1884 and set one of the first world records for top speed. The 1L engine producing 1.5 hp and managed a top speed of 12mph! After 123 years we have now reached 284mph thanks to Christian Von Koenigsegg.

The Koenigsegg

The Swedish hypercar, Koenigsegg Agera RS has a 5.0 L engine, twin-turbos and 1,360 bhp. Koenigsegg now gives us an idea on what to expect in the next 123 years, by claiming the “0-400-0 km/h” (0-249-0mph) world record formerly set by Bugatti. The new record by the Agera RS is mind-blowing 36.44 seconds.

Check out the 0-400-0 world record

Driving faster than some airplanes

The new record was conducted 1 October 2017 at the Vandel Air Base in Denmark. Christian Von Koenigsegg, the founder of the company, showed the world once again on 4 November 2017 how it’s done when he crushed the world record of top speed in Pahrump, Nevada. The Agera RS reached the top speed of incredible 284mph (457 km/h).

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