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‘World’s Fastest Car’ Edges Closer To Reality After Hitting Eye-Watering Speed

The Koenigsegg Agera R is shown at the New York International Auto Show, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. The Swedish-made sports car has a top speed of 440 km/h (273mph). (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A HYPERCAR is edging closer to being confirmed as the world’s fastest road car after tests show it could hit eye-watering speeds.

Computer simulations suggest the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is capable of reaching 311mph, which would mean defeating the current record holder, Bugatti.

Swedish mastermind Christian von Koenigsegg has been building some of the world’s fastest hypercars for over 20 years.

He’s confident his team now has the data to remove its rivals from the top spot, having carried out rigorous tests and crunching complex data.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, the Aspark Owl was confirmed as the fastest EV at 272.61mph, smashing the Rimac Nevera which previously held the crown, in the dust.

Mr von Koenigsegg says they know “exactly how the aero works on the car”.

The team don’t know exactly how the vehicle would behave at such record-breaking speeds – but it could even exceed simulation estimates.

Mr von Koenigsegg told Top Gear Magazine: “It calculates the rolling resistance of the tyre, the drag of the car, it puts correct load on the car at 500kmh if we reach there… and we managed to pass 500kmh in ninth gear before hitting the rev limiter and still having some space in the chassis dyno.”

Bugatti’s Chiron Super Sport reached 304mph in 2019 – but it is now set to be discontinued.

The Jesko Absolut boasts a carbon-fibre body, meaning it is both strong and light.

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