Koenigsegg Agera RSN hits 242mph on UK airfield

Koenigsegg Agera RSN hits 242mph on UK airfield

Koenigsegg Agera RSN hits 242mph on UK airfield

The final Koenigsegg Agera RS to be produced – badged the Agera RSN – and an empty airfield. How fast do you think it could go? 200mph, perhaps? Maybe more?

When owner Neil Miller took to the 2.1km track at Kendrew Barracks in Rutland, he managed to hit 234mph with his son riding shotgun. An hour later, Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja took to the wheel, topping out at 242mph.

That makes it a record for the VMax200 event which takes part at airfields across the UK and gives supercar owners the opportunity to max out their cars.

“The car was strong all day,” said Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja. “We had to do a little fine tuning on the active rear wing as we progressed through the day so we probably left a few mph on the table for next time. Overall, though, it was a very satisfying event, and a good way to back up the experience we had setting five new world records in Nevada last year.”

The previous VMax200 record of 240 mph was set in 2016 by the Koenigsegg One:1 with LMP1 racer Oliver Webb behind the wheel.

“The car was unbelievably fast and we have a very happy owner here today,” said Koenigsegg UK dealer, Tommy Wareham from Supervettura.

“The One:1 that set a record in 2016 was software-limited to 240, which Oli hit quite early in the run. It’d be an interesting exercise to remove the limiter one day and see these two cars go head-to-head. Either way, it’s a wonderful thing that it took a Koenigsegg to break the record held by another Koenigsegg.”

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