Monday, 16 October, 2017

Watch Koenigsegg's Bugatti-beating 0 to 400km/h to 0 run

Koenigsegg Hints It Might Have Beaten 0-400-0 KM/H Record Set By Bugatti Chiron Koenigsegg Agera beats Bugatti's 0-400-0 km/h time?
Sherri Watson | 09 October, 2017, 08:48

Utilising its Agera RS driven by Koenigsegg factory driver, Niklas Lilja, the Swedish brand managed to complete the run in just 36.44 seconds, more than five seconds faster than the Bugatti Chiron. After reaching speed of 400 km/h, Koenigsegg Agera RS returned to zero point again in 9.56 seconds and measured braking distance of 483 meters. Here's the video they published Thursday, documenting the act, replete with hype music and what at first seems like a teaser before the (rather calm, frankly) cockpit footage.

This is 5.52 seconds faster than the Bugatti Chiron.

"It makes me so proud, so happy and excited to see what we have achieved as a team with the Agera RS. A result like this does not just happen", said the founder Christian von Koenigsegg in a press release. Technically, the driver took the Agera RS to 403 kph before engaging the brakes, so Koenigsegg adjusted the time for that error. The vehicle used for breaking the record is about to be shipped to its owner in the United States, but he wanted some independent test carried out so that he could verify the car's veracity when compared with Lamborghinis, Ferraris and, of course, Bugattis. "Without this commitment to excellence, we would not be worthy of either the result or the reward".

It features our 1MW engine upgrade, providing 1,360hp and 1,371Nm of torque (1,011 ft lbs). It packs an 8.0 litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine pushing 1,500 PS and 1,600 Nm of torque, enabling a 0 to 100 km/h time of 2.5 seconds.