Koenigsegg Agera RS completed 0-400-0 kmph run in just 36.4 second beating Bugati Chiron’s September record of 41.96 second
It seems Bugatti Chiron couldn’t savor the success of its 0-400-0 kmph run record for long, as Koenigsegg Agera RS has smashed that timing on the first day of October 2017. The Koenigsegg Agera RS completed the run in 36.4 second compared to Bugatti Chiron’s 41.96 second. Not only that, the Swedish hypercar also boasts the success of being fastest car to reach 0-400 kmph mark, as it took 26.8 second only compared to Bugatti Chiron’s September record of 32.6 second.
After achieving the success, Koenigsegg rubbed some salt in Bugatti’s wound by saying that this 0-400-0 kmph record was something the Swedish brand was planning for its current flagship model Regara. But, the company ended up achieving that with the Agera RS instead.
Koenigsegg also hints that the Regara is capable of delivering even more stunning performance. To set the record, Koenigsegg used a customer’s Agera RS that is destined to go to US. The automaker used industrial tape all around the sportscar to protect the sensitive parts from the flying debris during the ultra high speed run.
Initially, the run for this world record was supposed to take place on 30th September at Papenburg test facility in Germany. But, due to the bad weather condition the company was forced to change the date and location and finally the run took place at Vandel airfield.
Speaking about the Koenigsegg Agera RS, it is an advanced version of the Agera R. The supercar was unveiled at at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and Koenigsegg termed it as “the ultimate track tool”. Limited to 25 units only, it gets power from a 5.0-litre V8 engine that is capable of churning out 1,160 hp of peak power. Interestingly, the company offers an optional performance enhancing package and adding that means the engine will produce 1,341 hp of peak power.