It was this November that a new fairytale was created – one with the 1,360-horsepower (1,014-kilowatt) Agera RS daughter of Koenigsegg taking the mantle of a knight in shining armor and beating two muscled-up boys – the Bugatti Chiron and Hennessey Venom F5 – to the prized world land speed record for production cars.
It was in the wastelands of Pahrump, Nevada, here the roads are straighter than straight lines where the Agera RS bested all demons – well, actually only the previous record holder, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which as we all remember, back in 2010 set the benchmark at 267.81 mph (431 kph). Now the Agera RS, certainly not a damsel in distress, has the Guinness World Record thanks to an average speed of 277.9 miles per hour (447.2 kph). This tell tale of bravery was of course captured on cameras – both still and video.
And because Koenigsegg knew it was witnessing history in the making, they also invited the experts from Swedish camera maker Hasselblad to document the whole story. And the results are truly worthy of a story for the ages, as the latter also decided to bring up their latest and greatest – the 100-megapixel HB H6D medium format digital camera. Photographer Toshi Oku was on site in Nevada, “As an experienced photographer who specializes in photographing landscapes and motor vehicles, Toshi was in his element,” explained the company. “The images produced by Toshi from the day are a vivid demonstration of the car’s eye-catching curvature and strong lines, all against the backdrop of the sparse desert scenery and open highway.” We’ll now let you judge for yourself.