By now, you’ve probably seen on YouTube or at least heard about Koenigsegg’s record-breaking production car top speed run out in the Nevada desert. An Agera RS destroyed the existing record with a stunning 277.87-mph performance, far surpassing the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports’ 267.86-mph benchmark—not bad for a boutique, low-volume Swedish hypercar company founded in 1994. As if that weren’t outrageous enough, the car wasn’t even Koenigsegg’s. It belongs to one of its customers, Mark Stidham, and this whole endeavor was his crazy idea in the first place.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/12/01/koenigsegg-speed-record