You’ve been introduced to the new Bugatti Chiron; you’ve also be notified on its ridiculously hopeless fuel economy figures, been shown of its mind-boggling, record-breaking 0 to 400 km/h to 0 run and more recently, the car that filmed that run. Well that news is as fresh as a two-week-old loaf of bread.
We’ve been waiting for “someone to reply” to that feat – with half a dozen hypercar builders out there, someone had to respond to that achievement and you know what, we weren’t at all surprise that it was Koenigsegg that stepped up to the plate.
Just a couple days ago, Koenigsegg sent their Agera RS to lead that charge and dethrone what is now the Bugatti Chiron’s impressive but brief claim. Oh by the way, that particular Agera RS was destined to be shipped to its owner in the US, but the owner wanted to know how it would perform against other hypercars. Bet he/she must be pleased!
So here goes, the 1,395 kg Koenigsegg Agera RS accelerated from 0 to 400km/h to 0 in just 36.44 seconds. We take longer to tie both our shoe laces!
Behind the wheel of the record-breaking run was Koenigsegg factory driver, Niklas Lilja, as he powered the 1,360 hp with 1,371 Nm of torque Agera RS down the 2.8 km Vandel Airfield in Denmark. All that incomprehensible power is derived from a 5.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine mated to a 7-speed transmission.
The numbers are simply incredible; 0 to 400 km/h took just 26.88 seconds and was completed in just under 2km – covering more than 100 metres per second. Imagine Usain Bolt completing a 100 metre sprint in less than a second and let that thought sink in!
Decelerating from that took just 9.5 seconds (slower than the Chiron’s 9.3 seconds) over just 483 metres with the Agera’s ceramic brakes! Total distance used for the run was just a mere 2.4 km; the Agera RS didn’t even require the full length of the runway!