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 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.
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).