Koenigsegg Agera RS Could Achieve 300 mph Top Speed
However, this is not their priority at the moment.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS last year in November 2017 achieved 277.9 mph speed and claimed the title of the fastest production car. The Swedish automaker is so confident that they believe the hypercar can break the 300 mph barrier. During the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Christian von Koenigsegg and Michelin product manager Eric Schmedding jointly agreed that the possibility of the Agera RS of going faster is not just idle chatter but lies well within the range and capability of the car and its tires.
The car is built to go fast and to keep that in mind its engine is placed in the middle and air vents rightly positioned to provide stability and proper weight distribution. The suspension is tweaked to minimize the jerks at very high speeds and an adjustable rear wing with opening flaps is devised to keep the Koenigsegg Agera RS from destabilizing. However, it all comes down to the heat the tires of the car can take.
The supercar adorns Michelin’s Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which after several tests and trials were found to be suitable enough to absorb the strain of speeds above 200 mph. The tires at higher speeds are at a risk of heating up quickly and can thus cause a complete failure to any attempt of crossing 300 mph. Highlighting the importance of the tires Koenigsegg said, “Our car ends at the tarmac, and the tire is an integral part of our engineering.”
Koenigsegg is pretty confident the Agera RS can reach 300 mph after a few mechanical tweaks, however, this is not their priority at the moment.