Koenigsegg Agera RS smashes 0-249-0 record


Just last month, a Bugatti Chiron went from zero to 249 miles per hour and back to zero in an incredible 41.96 seconds.

The time beats the record set by the Bugatti Chiron - with the might and money of VW behind it - by 5.5 seconds. "A result like this does not just happen", said the founder Christian von Koenigsegg in a press release.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS managed to reach 400km/h in a mind-bending 26.88 seconds, which is far quicker than the Bugatti Chiron which hit the peak speed in a comparatively pedestrian 32.6 seconds. The record-breaking auto, which was built in Ängelholm and comes with 1360 horsepower, will soon be shipped to an American customer. "Without this commitment to excellence, we would not be worthy of either the result or the reward".

The Koegnisegg Agera RS has beaten the 0-249mph-0 record time by five seconds, completing the feat in less than 2.5km. According to the Swedish manufacturer, its owner was "very keen for us to verify the car's performance in comparison to other manufacturers", and the run "was a great opportunity to do so". This Agera RS model is actually a One:1 as it features the 1,341-hp engine upgrade, and the only modifications needed for this run consisted of installing a removable roll cage and modifying the vehicle's rear wing angle. By comparison, the Bugatti Chiron's 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine produces 1,478bhp and 1,600Nm of torque.