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World’s fastest production car coming to Toronto auto show

Koenigsegg Agera RS holds five world records including 447 km/h top speed

Published: January 16, 2018, 9:45 AM
Updated: January 20, 2018, 4:54 AM

Koenigsegg Agera RS

TORONTO, ON – The Koenigsegg Agera RS supercar, officially the fastest production car in the world, with a top speed of 447 km/h, will be a feature attraction at the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show, which opens in Toronto on February 16.

Christian von Koenigsegg

The Agera RS made its North American auto show debut in Detroit this week but the CIAS will up the ante with the appearance of the Swedish high-performance car manufacturer, Koenigsegg Automotive AB’s founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg on Media Day, February 15.

On November 4, 2017, Koenigsegg AB smashed five existing production car speed records with the Agera RS, in the Nevada desert. The new records set that day include:

> The highest top speed achieved by a production vehicle (two-way average) - 447.19 km/h (277.87 miles an hour);

> Zero to 400 km/h - 33.29 seconds;

> Flying kilometre on a public road (two-way average) - 445.63 km/h (276.9 mph);

> Flying mile on a public road (two-way average) - 444.76 km/h (276.36 mph);

> Highest speed achieved on a public road (single direction) - 457.94 km/h (284.55 mph).

The Koenigsegg Agera RS’ world record run was recently hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “The most memorable automotive story of 2017.”

Koenigsegg Agera RS

“We’re very pleased that Koenigsegg have chosen to present this special record-setting car at the Canadian International AutoShow, and welcome Christian to share his remarkable story about a small brand challenging and beating the world’s automotive heavyweights,” said auto show general manager, Jason Campbell.

“It marks a trend we’re seeing for rare exotic supercars like the Agera RS to seek a prominent role in our show’s opening day activities – one that makes sense given Toronto’s international profile and status as the fourth largest consumer market in North America,” he added.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS follows on from Aston Martin’s North American reveal of its Valkyrie Supercar concept to kick off 2017’s media day activities, and Ford’s presentation of its GT Supercar to open media day in 2015.

Koenigsegg Agera RS

“It is truly a pleasure for our company to make our Canadian debut this year, to share this wonderful car with our enthusiast community,” stated Christian von Koenigsegg.
 
"Thanks to our partners at Weissach Performance (the exclusive Canadian distributors for Koenigsegg), our first Canada-bound vehicles are nearing delivery and we look forward to seeing the first Koenigseggs on Canadian roads in the very near future.”

Canadian International Auto Show attendees will be able to see the actual record-setting car on display for the duration of the Show in Auto Exotica on the 100 Level of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s North Building from February 16 to 25.