07 November, 2017
In a more macabre test of speed, Shane Hammond took the Guinness World Record for the fastest hearse in Australia in 2010.
During a test run in Nevada, the hypercar was able to reach an average top speed of 277.9mph, according to Autocar. It was commented that the tyres still looked brand new after the runs, but Michelin are now working on a more capable tyre, which will be used by Bugatti to test the true top speed of the Chiron, which is now limited to 261mph.
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The world production vehicle speed record seems to have changed hands again thanks to a 277.9mph run on a closed public road in Nevada by the Koenigsegg Agera RS. The above video shows just that and features Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja hitting almost 300 miles per hour. It managed the feat in 37.28 seconds, 26.88 seconds of which were used to reach the top speed of 400 km/h (249 mph).
The Koenigsegg Agera RS achieved the new record on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which are also tires that regular customers can purchase.
Although not yet officially confirmed, the Koenigsegg run was recorded and verified by Racelogic. Its 5-liter twin-turbo V8 provides it with 1,160 horsepower. If the run is successful, it will put a huge gap in front of the current Agera RS record that's going to be very hard to beat - until the next major hypercar comes along, that is.