It’s been just over a month since the Koenigsegg Agera RS driven by Niklas Lilja broke 5 world speed records for a production car in Nevada, USA. We’d like to share some more video from this amazing event with you.

This clip was shot using GoPro cameras placed inside the car and it provides a little more perspective on this record-breaking run. This video was shot as Niklas drove the Agera RS to its highest speed of the day – 457.94 km/h (284.55 mph).

A couple of notes from the video:

1. People have asked why Niklas was ‘slow’ to take off. This was a top speed record, not an acceleration record. The engine was going to be around its redline for a considerable time in the quest for top speed. We had plenty of road to work with, so there was no need to place any additional stress on the engine by accelerating hard in the early stages of the run.

2. Full throttle arrives when Niklas gets just over 300 km/h. Watch the rapid progress of the speedometer between 300 and 400 km/h.

3. We were very pleased with the stability of the car at speed. This is a public road, not a silky smooth track. The Agera RS remained very stable even at the highest speeds. Niklas only had to control the car. He never had to fight it.

4. At the fastest section of the run, Niklas was covering just over 416 feet, or 127 meters, per second. If you need an indication of just how dangerous it is to attempt a record like this, have a look at how narrow the road is, especially at that speed.

5. From around 1:27 into the video, you can hear the car bouncing off the rev limiter, which it continues to do for about 9 seconds until Niklas lifts off and starts decreasing speed.



  1. Comment by Dmitry

    Dmitry December 7, 2017 at 19:25

    What type of fuel was used for this run?

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade December 7, 2017 at 19:31

      The car is fitted with the 1MW engine option available to all RS owners and was running on E85

  2. Comment by Amol Gunjikar

    Amol Gunjikar December 7, 2017 at 19:29

    Nice to see this in car footage. Will you please post the go pro footage of the 0-400-0 run done at Nevada

  3. Comment by Robert

    Robert December 10, 2017 at 22:16

    Nice Video
    Does the car have the same gear ratio as in the October run?
    I just realised in the 0-400-0 video that it only used 6th gear in October, but in the new one Mr. Lilja shifts to 7th gear

  4. Comment by can

    can December 11, 2017 at 10:24

    why top speed is different in previous downhill run video (284.3 mph) and this inside video (284.8 mph)?

    • Comment by Steven Wade

      Steven Wade December 11, 2017 at 14:43

      My best guess (without checking with Racelogic) is it’s down to the refresh rate of the two displays – i.e. the on-screen animated graphic and the live display in the cockpit. Both are coming from the exact same source.

  5. Comment by Essam Alzaki

    Essam Alzaki December 15, 2017 at 13:29

    Does the One:one suppose to go faster than this or this is the fastest koenigsegg??

  6. Comment by Mikael Kristian Vilund

    Mikael Kristian Vilund December 18, 2017 at 16:20

    Hmm, wonder why they dont mount cameras and screens to act like side mirrors! Would reduce the drag quite a bit at those speeds! 😀

  7. Comment by Mikael Kristian Vilund

    Mikael Kristian Vilund December 18, 2017 at 16:42

    While im at it… When will you implement active airbraking to these cars? At speeds over 250km/h an active air brake is gold worth when braking! Just an simple air duct to the engine that folds up to increase drag and channels the air backwards during braking! Very simple construction and very efficient! Bet with active air brakes and removeing the side mirrors and replacing them with small screens on the a pillar and a small camera lens that gives you the image you would probably save a lot of drag at high speeds and with air brakes you can probably shave of seconds of this time impressive time!

  8. Comment by Owen

    Owen December 30, 2017 at 17:11

    I’ve read that WEC is seriously exploring going to a GT1 style set of rules for its top tier class. I’ve read about the CCGT and that it was engineered to compete at Le Mans and other endurance racing. If the WEC does make GT1 style rules would Koenigsegg engineer another car to compete? What about a Koenigsegg garage 56 entry at Le Mans with a Freevalve car? Koenigsegg is owning other manufactures in other performance realms and it would be awesome to see Koenigsegg compete on the track. I’m a fan of the Koenigsegg design and engineering way of doing things!

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